They may be getting down to business to defeat the Northern invaders, but they will not be breaking out into song. Unlike previous live-action remakes such as Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin , the cast of the new Mulan will not be performing songs from the beloved animated original. When director Niki Caro first mentioned in an interview in that there will not be singing in Mulan , the fans were not pleased. Caro later clarified that production had barely begun and nothing was set in stone. When I visited the New Zealand set of Mulan in October with a group of journalists, we were all curious whether the songs will be performed in the movie. It gets a little easier in animation to keep the tension and the reality in place and still have people break into song and sing to camera.
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Directed by Niki Caro, the remake will be the same story as the musical. Based on the Chinese legend of Hua Mulan, it follows the story of a girl impersonating a man in order to fight in the Chinese military, and ward off a Hun invasion. But will this live-action remake feature any of the original songs? Or any music at all? The movie was originally scheduled for release in December this year, but has since been delayed. But back in March , the Internet went into a frenzy after director Niki Caro told Moviefone the remake would feature no songs. It has now been confirmed that Harry Gregson-Williams Shrek, The Chronicles of Narnia will take on the score for the remake — but it looks like it will all be instrumental. We can cope with that. The year-old actress has already starred in multiple cinematic hits, including The Forbidden Kingdom and The Assassins.
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Disney is remaking its animated hit Mulan into a live-action film in the vein of Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin , and we're prepared for the new take on the classic story to make some changes. That's the point of a remake, right? While not having certain characters and adding in new ones, as well as tweaking main events, is all well and good, part of what made us fall in love with the original film was its incredible soundtrack.
No Mushu for you, or anyone else, ever again. The reason Disney excised a walking, talking dragon sidekick in its upcoming live-action remake of Mulan has been revealed, and it has everything to do with China, the largest theatrical film market in the world and a very obvious target of Disney's financial ambitions. Overall, The Hollywood Reporter illustrates a movie that not only worked to appease Chinese censors and tastes the filmmakers revealed they removed a kiss between Mulan and a love interest because they were told it "doesn't feel right to the Chinese people" but also update its story away from a family animated musical and into a real, epic war drama.