Friday, June 09, 2006


Ziyi Zhang has been oped to star in a live action version of MULAN.

The movie is written by Wang Hui-ling (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon). It draws on a Chinese folk tale of a female resistance fighter who disguises herself as her father to take his place in battle.

Disney made Mulan into an animated movie in 1998, but the tale was first put on the big screen in a 1956 Chinese production. The new Chinese-language film's budget is pegged at $20 million, with production scheduled for February.

I have no problem with this.
No, seriously.

As long as it's well made with good writing, directing, acting, etc, I'm there! Zhang has been great in everything I've seen her in thus far and she's proven she can kick ass in action scenes! Hopefully, they'll make her character a bit stronger and confident than Disney did. I remember seeing that poster for the first time and flipping out at the possibilities of "that new Disney movie!" Unfortunately, the movie didn't look like the poster art and the storytelling fell apart pretty quickly and became the standard Disney cookie-cutter formulaic cartoon.

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