After watching the trailer it seems the new live-action Mulan has not been given the 'light and fluffy' Disney treatment, but rather looks like an action-packed emotionally charged movie - and we are KEEN.
Here's Disney's official synopsis for the remake:
"When the Emperor of China issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Army to defend the country from Northern invaders, Hua Mulan, the eldest daughter of an honored warrior, steps in to take the place of her ailing father. Masquerading as a man, Hua Jun, she is tested every step of the way and must harness her inner-strength and embrace her true potential. It is an epic journey that will transform her into an honored warrior and earn her the respect of a grateful nation…and a proud father. 'Mulan' features a celebrated international cast that includes: Yifei Liu as Mulan; Donnie Yen as Commander Tung; Jason Scott Lee as Böri Khan; Yoson An as Cheng Honghui; with Gong Li as Xianniang and Jet Li as the Emperor. The film is directed by Niki Caro from a screenplay by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver and Elizabeth Martin & Lauren Hynek based on the narrative poem 'The Ballad of Mulan.'"
While the trailer looks lit, the live-action remake has made a couple of controversial decisions, such as removing key characters like Mulan's love interest Li Shang and adorable dragon Mushu.
Another major difference between the original and the remake is that there will be NO MUSICAL NUMBERS.
The movie was also being accused of historical inaccuracies. A report from the Skyler Shuler of The DisInsider claimed that the movie has had to undergo reshoots to help fix "significant battle sequences", however, Chinese film and box office analyst Gavin Feng denied the claims.
There were reshoots, but they didn't take four months... only a couple of weeks.
Mulan has been estimated at a budget of $290 to $300 million, which sets it as one of the most expensive films of all time...so you can bet your bottom dollar it's going to be amazing!