It’s Your Duty…To Watch the Mulan Teaser Trailer

Disney's MULAN..Mulan (Yifei Liu)..Photo: Film Frame..© 2019 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

This morning brings us our first look at Disney’s upcoming live-action adaptation of Mulan, and it looks like a gorgeous historical epic. Come inside to check it out!

I can’t say the animated Mulan has been among my favorite Disney films. I love the story and historical context, and if it was on, I’d happily sit back and enjoy it. That said…I’m pretty much 100% on board with this live-action remake:

At first glance the new film just looks gorgeous. The imagery is stunning and there are hints of action that look all kinds of epic. In many ways, watching this trailer reminds me of some of my favorite “old-school” Kung Fu movies (the high-flying wire sort) and I couldn’t be happier. While it’s a short teaser it’s hooked me almost completely.

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.”

Mulan hits theaters on March 27, 2020.