With the live-action remake of Aladdin currently in theaters and The Lion King just a couple weeks away, Disney has released the first trailer for its new version of Mulan. The trailer certainly packs a punch, showing that it will showcase a great deal of fighting and martial arts, while also exploring the inner conflict of its main character.
The official synopsis of this version is very similar to the original 1998 film – the eldest daughter of an honored warrior poses as a man to save her ailing father when an army is assembled to fight against invaders from the north. But as with the other recent remakes, we can likely expect subtle changes to the story.
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 is directed by Niki Caro and stars Yifei Liu as Mulan, Donnie Yen as Commander Tung, Jet Li as the Emperor, Li Gong as Xian Lang, and Jason Scott Lee as Bori Khan.
Mulan will be in theaters March 27, 2020.