Disney’s live-action Mulan may be skipping most cinemas around the world following this month’s news that the remake of the 1998 animated movie will be made available for $29.99 on the Disney+ streaming service, but we now have confirmation that it will be receiving a theatrical run in the lucrative market of China.
On a posting on Disney’s Weibo account, it was confirmed that the film has been approved for release by Chinese censors, and that “the magnolia blossoms live up to expectations and come as promised and the theater is about to bloom.”
Mulan is launching on Disney+ on September 4th, and as yet there’s no word as to when it might hit theaters in China. We do however have a new international poster featuring Liu Yifei as the titular warrior:
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.”