Live-Action Version of Mulan Coming


A $30 million live-action version of “Mulan,” the legend of a heroic Chinese girl-warrior popularized by the Disney’s 1998 animated movie, will be among the first films made by Xinhua Media Entertainment in partnership with the state-run China Film Group.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Hollywood-China co-production with MoviePlus and Arclight is set to begin shooting in China in the spring.

Christopher Brough, head of MoviePlus Canada, and Stephen Waterman, of MoviePlus in Los Angeles, will produce with XME managing director David Lee, former head of the Weinstein Co.’s Asia film fund.