Life of Pi’s Ang Lee Declines Live-Action Mulan Remake

By Mary Cris Balancio, Posted: 10/17/16 08:17PM EDT

Disney is set to make another live-action remake of one of its animated films which is Mulan. With a mind set on trying to get the story right, they have embarked on hiring Asian leads and as much as possible an Asian director. Which is why they decided to have Life of Pi director Ang Lee onboard. Unfortunately Lee has decided not to take on the said Disney project.

Mulan is a famous animated film about a young woman disguised as a man in order to take her father's place in the army which was released in 1998. It is the next Disney franchise that the film company has decided to make a live-action sequel for. It has been slated for a Nov. 2, 2018 released date that is why they are currently looking to cast out not only just a director but an equally talented Asian director to take the helm and lead a mostly Asian comprised cast for the movie.

Because of these plans, Disney has decided and planned to have the famous Ang Lee as the director of the planned sequel. Unfortunately it has come out this Sunday, Oct. 14 that the talented director has decided not to take on the sequel interpretation reports Comicbook.

Lee is known for directing films like Brokeback Mountain, Life of Pi, Hulk and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.
The upcoming live-action sequel comes after Disney's success on another live-action sequel of its animated film - Cinderella.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, a script by Lauren Hynek and Elizabeth Martin has been bought by the studio and has been assigned to Jaffa and Amanda Silver for rewriting. The result was well-liked and thus the project came to the 2018 target release date.

It has been known Disney franchise currently has two sequels in the making. One of them franchise interpretations will be produced by Disney itself and another will be by made by Sony. Sony is reportedly also looking for an Asian director and Asian leading cast.



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