Yesterday we brought you a first look at Liu Yifei in the title role, and now director Niki Caro has taken to Instagram to share a behind the scenes image from the first day of filming on the live-action Mulan remake, captioned with the word ‘Reflections’ – a nod to the musical number ‘Reflection’ from the 1998 animated movie?
“Mulan” is the epic adventure of a fearless young woman who masquerades as a man in order to fight Northern Invaders attacking China. The eldest daughter of an honored warrior, Hua Mulan is spirited, determined and quick on her feet. When the Emperor issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Army, she steps in to take the place of her ailing father as Hua Jun, becoming one of China’s greatest warriors ever.”
Mulan is being directed by Niki Caro (The Zookeeper’s Wife) and stars Liu Yifei (The Chinese Widow) as the title character alongside a cast that also includes Donnie Yen (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), Chum Ehelepola (Sequestered), Yoson An (The Meg), Jet Li (The Expendables), Gong Li (Ana), Xana Tang (Filthy Rich), Utkarsh Ambudkar (Pitch Perfect), Ron Yuan (Marco Polo), and Jason Scott Lee (Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story).
Photo Credit: Stephen Tilley/Disney Enterprises, Inc.