Disney’s live-action Mulan looks more like a period drama in first teaser

Disney’s live-action Mulan looks more like a period drama in first teaser

Yifeu Lu stars in the title role of Mulan, Disney’s live action remake of its 1998 animated film.

Disney has dropped a teaser for its forthcoming film, Mulan, giving us our first real look at the studio’s live action remake of the classic 1998 animated film.

(Mild spoilers for the 1998 Disney animated film below.)

Both films are based on the Chinese legend, “The Ballad of Hua Mulan,” telling the story of a young woman in the Northern Wei era (spanning 386-536 CE) who takes her father’s place when each family is required to provide one male to serve in the emperor’s army. In this version, Hua Mulan is already a well-trained fighter—the Arya Stark of Chinese legend—and she serves for 12 years with none of her fellow soldiers ever suspecting her true gender.

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