It’s happening, people! It’s happening! Today we got our first look at Liu Yifei in the live-action adaptation of Mulan. Thanks to Nerdist, we can see that she’s ready to take on her enemies with determination and a sword in hand. It’s so exciting!
When they announced that a live action Mulan film was in the works over at Disney, there was a cry of excitement and a grumble of uncertainty throughout the internet. Hua Mulan is a folk hero who has had many adaptations including plays, TV shows, films and literature. And while Disney did okay with the material, there were still things that were fairly questionable (coughmushucough). But here was Disney’s chance to be even more faithful to the material. And so far, they’re delivering.
I love the photo. The sword is giving me life, to be honest. As a kid, I didn’t notice the difference between swords, but as I’m older, I can appreciate that they’re trying to be more accurate. (Granted I think it looks like a Qing Dynasty sword verses Wei – but I could be wrong!). I’m just so excited to see an entire Asian cast in a Hollywood film. And the story of Mulan is so inspiring, especially for women and girls, so I’m really looking forward to more from the film.
Check out the image below and let us know what you think! Be sure to come back to Geek Girl Authority for more awesome women. The film will be directed by Niki Caro with the script written by Lauren Hynek, Rick Jaffa, Elizabeth Martin, and Amanda Silver. Produced by Chris Bender, William Kong, Barrie M. Osborne, Jason Reed, and Jake Weiner. The film stars Liu Yifei, Yoson An, Donnie Yen, Jason Lee Scott, Ron Yuan, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Xana Tang, Chum Ehelepola and Gong Li with Jet Li. The untitled Mulan film will be in theaters March 27, 2020.
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