Mulan is first Disney remake to receive PG-13 rating
Disney’s live-action remake of Mulan has received a lot of positive, and negative, buzz for its trailers depicting a tonally different take from its 1998 animated source, and it appears that this has also carried over to its rating as it has become the first live-action remake to have received a PG-13 rating from the MPAA.
In addition to marking the first live-action remake from the House of Mouse to receive the rating, it also marks the first live-action Disney film in three years to receive the rating, the last being Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.
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 led by Liu Yifei (The Forbidden Kingdom, Once Upon a Time) was cast as Hua Mulan following a year-long global casting search. Joining her are Donnie Yen (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) as Commander Tung; Jason Scott Lee (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny) as Böri Khan; Yoson An (The Meg) as Cheng Honghui; with Gong Li (Memoirs of a Geisha, Raise the Red Lantern) as Xianniang and Jet Li (Shaolin Temple, Lethal Weapon 4) 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 is set to hit theaters in the US on March 27.