Disney’s live-action Mulan film lands director

Following the news that Disney will create a live-action version of Mulan, the upcoming film has now gained a director in the form of Niki Caro.

Caro is the second female to direct a film with a budget of over $100 million, and previously worked with Disney on the 2015 drama McFarland USA.

Disney has assured fans that the film, which is based on Mulan, a peasant girl who heads to the army in disguise as a man to save her father’s life, will be culturally authentic in the re-make.

The studio is also reportedly bringing Hong Kong-based producer Bill Kong on as the film’s executive producer.

Disney’s live-action version is slated for release on November 2nd, 2018. 

About Robert Hutchins

Robert Hutchins is the editor of Licensing.biz and ToyNews. Hutchins has worked his way up from Staff Writer to the position of Editor across the two titles, having spent almost eight years with both ToyNews and Licensing.biz, and what now seems like a lifetime surrounded by toys. You can contact him by emailing robert.hutchins@biz-media.co.uk or calling him on 0203 143 8780 You can even follow him on Twitter @RobGHutchins if ranting is your thing...

Check Also

Funko sees record first quarter as games, plush, and Loungefly all achieve sales growth

Funko has seen record first quarter net sales increases across both its US and European …