Disney has ordered the reshoots of the live-action adaptation of “Mulan” ahead of its theater release on March 27, 2020. Reports citing insider sources claim that the process will be extensive and likely span four months of production.
Five years since the movie was announced for development, will fans have to wait a little bit longer for this release? According to TheDisInsider, most of the reshoots will entail the battle sequences.
Tracking Hollywood, however, reported that “Mulan” will not have an extensive reshoot. Representatives from the Sina, the Chinese media, said that the process will take roughly two weeks, as reshoots are “very common for most Hollywood blockbusters.”
“We heard that Mulan would start additional photography, but the scale of the work is ‘very common for most Hollywood blockbusters.’ The team wouldn’t add new scenes or change a whole scene in this movie, which means it’s not extensive. It would last only one or two weeks, not four months,” according to reports.
Disney’s “Mulan” will be different from the animated version released in 1998. There will be no songs and performances but the film makes use of the instrumental versions of “Reflection” and “I’ll Make a Man Out of You.”
There will also be no Mushu, the dragon, in this version of “Mulan” as the character has been replaced by a phoenix. The director Niki Caro also said that “Mulan” is a “big, girly martial arts epic.”
“Mulan is the epic adventure of a fearless young woman who masquerades as a man in order to fight Northern Invaders attacking China. The eldest daughter of an honored warrior, Hua Mulan is spirited, determined and quick on her feet. When the Emperor issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Army, she steps in to take the place of her ailing father as Hua Jun, becoming one of China’s greatest warriors ever.”
The film is led by Chinese actress Yifei Liu. It also stars Jason Scott Lee, Donnie Yen, Gong Li, Yoson An and Jet Li.