Action Mulan teaser trailer reveals Disney's new take on an old classic

Disney Mulan

'Mulan' fights her way through first trailer for Disney remake

Between the teaser, images, and poster, it looks like director Niki Caro's (Whale Rider) remake of the 1998 animated film will recreate many familiar plot points while also breathing new life into the story as it also adapts from the narrative poem The Ballad of Mulan.

Mulan was destined for greatness beyond anything her loved ones could've ever imagined. A teaser trailer of just over a minute was released on Sunday during the FIFA Women's World Cup match between the United States and the Netherlands. The trailer appears to follow the story beats of the original film, with Mulan set for an arranged marriage she doesn't want, before leaving to join the army undercover as a man.

The live-action Mulan comes after the success of previous live-action remakes from Disney, including Maleficent (the live-action reimagining of Sleeping Beauty), Beauty and the Beast, Alice in Wonderland and Cinderella.

"As time progresses, Disney will very likely use test screenings to gauge what changes - if any - need to be made via reshoots and post-production".

Walt Disney Studios announced the star of Mulan in August 2018.

Her mother lists all the qualities that make a good wife: 'Quiet, composed, graceful, disciplined.

The cast also includes Jet Li as the emperor of China and Gong Li as the villain, as well as Donnie Yen, who will be playing Commander Tung. With less than a year before Mulan premieres, Disney released their first teaser trailer for the film.

The animated version arrived in June 1998 and featured the voices of Ming-Na Wen, BD Wong, Eddie Murphy, James Shigeta, Miguel Ferrer, Harvey Fierstein and Pat Morita.

Mulan doesn't hit theaters until March 27, 2020, but it will be thrilling to see a whole new generation of kids inspired by Disney's most kick-ass princess.

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