Disneys live-action Mulan wont be a musical

March 20 (UPI) -- Disney's upcoming live-action adaptation of Mulan will not be a musical unlike its 1998 animated predecessor, director Niki Caro said.

"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 said of 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.

The script, penned by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver (Jurassic World) is a rewrite from a spec written by Lauren Hynek and Elizabeth Martin.

The film came under fire in October after reports surfaced that the title character would have a Caucasian love interest. Disney quickly shot down the rumor, promising that all primary roles in the film, including that of Mulan and her love interest, would be filled by Chinese actors.

Mulan is set to arrive in theaters Nov. 2, 2018.
Wade Sheridan


Sen. Ted Cruz attends campaign event in Boone, IowaTuring CEO Martin Shkreli arrves at Federal CourtHillary Clinton attends campaign event in Toledo, IowaFirst Family participates in the lighting of the National Christmas TreePresident Barack Obama speaks at the Righteous Among the Nations Award CeremonySuper Bowl 50 City opens in San FranciscoPresident Barack Obama speaks at the University of Nebraska OmahaFBI invetigates San Bernardino mass killing as an act of terrorAntonin Scalia lies in repose in Supreme CourtHillary Clinton attends campaign event in Des Moines, IowaRally Calling for an End to the Blockade on Gaza.President Barack Obama Participates in Town Hall Event Anderson Cooper Speaker Paul Ryan delivers remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast
Follow us:

Share Hotspot Shield with your friends and family!


Copyright © 2014 AnchorFree, Inc. All Rights Reserved