Published: Sun, March 19, 2017
Culture | By Julio Duncan

Disney's Mulan live-action remake will NOT feature any songs

Disney's Mulan live-action remake will NOT feature any songs

Other movies lined up for a live-action remake are 90s classics Mulan and Aladdin, and Disney's Sean Bailey has given an update on the status of future projects. In a new interview, the filmmaker confirmed that Mulan won't be a musical Ala this weekend's Beauty and the Beast.

Caro also shared her vision for the film. She said, however, the financial muscle of Disney creates endless opportunities, "The budget and the location and the story [are] offering such scope to me for [an] incredible, muscular piece of girly martial arts extravaganza in China".

Mulan is expected to be next up on the live-action remake lineup, with a release date set for November 2, 2018. Let us know your thoughts down below in the comments.

The Aristocats (1970) Produced as the studio tried to find its footing in the wake of Walt Disney's death, this one isn't as good as you might remember it-the storytelling is flat, and there's some straight-up racist stuff going on. But with The Jungle Book, director Jon Favreau decided it just wouldn't be the same without the original film's iconic hits, so he included some of them. At least that's the plan at the moment. Sources told Vulture that things could change in the future, but most signs point to little-to-no songs in the movie.

Given that Mulan isn't primarily a magical romance, like Aladdin or Beauty and the Beast, I can see how it makes sense to leave out the musical numbers. Nope. Director Niki Caro spoke with Moviefone about the latest Disney flick to jump from two-dimensional cartoons to a living, breathing treatment, and she said that there are "no songs right now" in the film, "much to the horror of my children".

The live-action Mulan will be directed by Niki Caro, who previously directed the award-winning Whale Rider. Mulan is the kind of princess that would rather swing a sword then party down in an evening gown.

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