It’s no “Bambi,” but Disney may already have already set its next animated flick due for a live-action reboot.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the studio wants to develop a live-action version of “Mulan,” its 1998 film centered around the titular ancient Chinese girl, who disguises herself as a man to take her ailing father’s place in battle. Disney has already reportedly purchased a script by Elizabeth Martin and Lauren Hynek that features the same Chinese legend of Hua Mulan, which inspired the original animated flick, THR writes.
While “Mulan”‘s box office receipts were modest by Disney standards — it pulled in around $304 million internationally — the studio’s recent success with live-action adaptations of its previous flicks has proven irresistibly lucrative. “Cinderella,” starring Lily James, has raked in $336.2 million worldwide since its bow three weeks ago, and last year’s “Maleficent,” featuring newly-minted Kids’ Choice Award-winner Angelina Jolie, hauled in a whopping $758.4 million.
Disney is already actively developing a live-action “Beauty and the Beast,” starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, and Luke Evans, due in theaters on March 17, 2017. Other properties set to hit theaters soon include “The Jungle Book” and the “Alice in Wonderland” sequel “Through the Looking Glass,” both due out in 2016.
Stay tuned for more info on “Mulan” as development continues.
[via: The Hollywood Reporter]
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