By Creative Media TimesDisney has released a trailer for its forthcoming live-action remake of Mulan, giving us our first look at the of sweeping war action adventure.
Liu Yifei, previously seen in The Forbidden Kingdom and Once Upon a Time, plays the eponymous lead in the film.
The trailer starts in a poignant tone. “We have excellent news, the matchmaker has found you an auspicious match,” Mulan’s mother Hua Li (played by Rosalind Chao) tells her at the dinner table that a match for her arranged marriage has been found. “It is decided. It is what is best for our family,” her father adds.
“Yes, I will bring honor to us all,” Mulan assures the family.
From there, the trailer kicks into high gear, showing a collage of stunning action shots, with Mulan being reminded that being “quiet, composed, graceful, disciplined” are qualities of being a good wife.
But Mulan sees them as a qualities of a soldier. “It is my duty to fight,” she said.
The original animated film was released in 1998, which was a big hit both with critics and audiences, eventually earning a best musical score nominations at the academy awards. Just like the original, the remake follows a young woman named Mulan who disguises herself as a man to take the place of her ailing father in the military.
Directed by Niki Caro, Mulan is set to hit theaters on March 27th, 2020.