Disney's Live-Action Mulan Movie Finds A Director - Report
Niki Caro gets the gig, apparently.
Disney's live-action Mulan movie has reportedly found a director. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Niki Caro, who directed the Kevin Costner Disney movie McFarland, USA, will direct.
Additionally, the site reported that Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon producer Bill Kong is coming aboard the Mulan film as an executive producer.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins was considered for the director's chair, as was Michelle MacLaren, who worked on Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones. If Caro is indeed tapped to direct the new Mulan, that might mean she won't direct the Captain Marvel film.
The animated film Mulan originally released in 1998. It was directed by Disney veterans Tony Bancraft and Barry Cook and featured the voices of Ming-Na Wen (Agents of SHIELD), George Takei (Star Trek), Pat Morita (The Karate Kid), BD Wong (Jurassic World), Harvey Fierstein (Independence Day), and Eddie Murphy (Norbit). No cast for the live-action version has been announced.
2018's Mulan follows many other Disney properties getting turned into live-action movies. Maleficent, Cinderella, and The Jungle Book have already released, with Beauty and the Beast set for a March 17 theater date. Other films in the works include Cruella, which stars Emma Stone and is based on 101 Dalmations; Tink, with Reese Witherspoon as Tinkerbell from Peter Pan; and the Lion King remake, which has Iron Man and The Jungle Book director Jon Favreau attached.
Sony is also making a live-action Mulan movie, to be directed by Game of Thrones director Alex Graves.