Walt Disney Pictures has announced that the November 12, 2018 date originally held for an “Untitled Disney Fairy Tale” is in fact the wide release date for their live-action Mulan film, which will be in 3D! There are currently no other movies parked on that date, which will provide the studio with a perfect lead-up to the Thanksgiving season family audience. Development on the film was originally announced in March of 2015.
Mulan, released by the studio in 1998, adapted the ancient Chinese legend of Hua Mulan, a female warrior who disguises herself as a man in order to take the place of her aging father in the military.
Mulan is part of an ambitious slate of live-action adaptations of classic animated features in development at Disney. That slate includes Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, The Jungle Book 2, Cruella, Maleficent 2, Dumbo, James and the Giant Peach, Winnie the Pooh, Pinocchio, Genies, Night on Bald Mountain, The Little Mermaid, and The Sword in the Stone. A live-action Tinker Bell movie starring Reese Witherspoon is also in parallel development to a live-action Peter Pan directed by Pete’s Dragon writer and director David Lowery.
Lauren Hynek and Elizabeth Martin are providing the screenplay for Mulan, which has Chris Bender and J.C. Spink attached to produce. Check back for updates on the project as soon as they become available!