Disney's live-action 'Mulan' movie won't be a musical
UPI News Service, 03/20/2017
Disney's upcoming live-action "Mulan" adaptation will not be a musical unlike its 1998 animated predecessor, according to director Niki Caro.
"From what I understand, no songs right now, much to the horror of my children," Cara said during an interview with Moviefone while promoting her latest film, "The Zookeeper's Wife."
"It's a big, girly martial arts epic. It will be extremely muscular and thrilling and entertaining and moving," she continued about her take on "Mulan."
The lack of musical numbers differs from Disney's latest live-action adaptation of "Beauty and the Beast" which featured the original animated film's musical numbers along with new songs.
"Mulan," which is being fast-tracked into production, is being produced by Jason Reed, Chris Bender, Jake Weiner and executive produced by Hong Kong-based producer Bill Kong.
Caro was announced as the director in February after attempts to acquire an Asian director were unsuccessful as Ang Lee ("Crouching Tiger," "Hidden Dragon, Life of Pi") and "Rogue One" star Jiang Wen, a hit director in China, passed on the project.
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