Donnie Yen is set to star alongside Liu Yifei in the Niki Caro-directed live-action adaptation of the 1998 animated classic “Mulan” at Disney Pictures.
Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver penned the script for the new film about a young woman who posed as a man to go to war in her father’s place. It follows the original which starred the voices of Ming-Na Wen, Eddie Murphy, Miguel Ferrer, and BD Wong. It grossed $304.3 million worldwide.
Yen will play Commander Tung, who serves as a mentor to Mulan. The character wasn’t in the 1998 film and confirms the film won’t be a completely faithful remake ala last year’s “Beauty and the Beast”.
Chris Bender, Jason Reed, and Jake Weiner are producing. The film is currently slated for a March 27th 2020 release.