Disney has been known to spend big when they want to, and with their upcoming live-action take on their 1998 animated classic “Mulan” there will be plenty of money spent.
Pursue News reports that pre-production is well underway in New Zealand on the project which kicks off filming in August, and that Disney has set aside a budget of $290 million for the project.
Niki Caro (“Whale Rider,” “The Zookeeper’s Wife”) helms the film, making her fourth woman to ever solo direct a live-action film with a budget over $100 million. If the figure given is accurate, she will easily top that list of four.
Sources tell the outlet that the sets will be massive and are of an unprecedented scale with much of the team who worked on “Thor: Ragnarok” building these sets. The new “Mulan” is expected to be released March 27th 2020.