After "Maleficent", "Cinderella" and "The Jungle Book" became real hits in the world box office, Disney studio continued to rely on films based on their famous cartoons. A month later, the film "Beauty and the Beast" will be released, but for now House of Mouse has decided to get off the ground with work on another of its ambitious blockbuster.|
In March 2015, the Hollywood film company began work on a live-action version of Mulan , but the project ran into unexpected challenges last fall. The bosses of Disney wanted to entrust the film based on the poem about Hua Mulan to a director with Asian roots, but could not agree with the Oscar-winning Ang Lee. Ultimately, the studio decided that the story of the brave Chinese warrior would be best told by a woman.
As reported by The Hollywood Reporter , Disney has commissioned the action-adventure blockbuster Nicky Caro , which first made a big splash in 2002 when her film "Rider the Whale" has won a dozen prestigious film awards. The New Zealand woman already has a successful track record with House of Mouse : two years ago, her sports drama "The Trainer" received rave reviews in the press and successfully recouped her $ 17 million budget. In August last year it also became known that Karo is considered one of the main contenders for the director's chair of the Captain Marvel movie comic strip.
According to insiders, the studio Disney intends to spend more than $ 100 million on filming the film “ Mulan ”. It will be the second time in the history of the Walt Disney empire that a woman will lead a film with a nine-figure budget. Earlier, the film company entrusted such an impressive amount into the hands of Ava DuVernay, who is engaged in the adaptation of the bestseller A Fissure in Time.
The cartoon " Mulan " was released in 1998. The film by Barry Cook and Tony Bancroft was warmly received by critics, earned $ 304 million at the box office and won an Oscar nomination for Best Soundtrack for a Musical or Comedy Film. Six years later, she received a sequel that went straight to video.
Studio Disney intends to invite the stars of Chinese cinema to the main roles in the game version of " Mulan ". It also became known today that Oscar nominee William Kong has joined the film's production team. His track record includes such popular films with Asian flavor as "Hero "," House of Flying Daggers "and" Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon ".
Nicky Caro has to compete with another film about Hua Mulan . Last October, we announced that the Sony project will be led by successful television director Alex Graves.
Disney's Mulan is slated to world premiere on November 2, 2018 .
The Topic of Article: The live version of Mulan has a director.