'Game of Thrones' Director Commissioned By Disney For 'Mulan' Live-Adaptation
"Game of Thrones" director Alex Graves has been commissioned to spearhead the recreation of Disney's Mulan for a live-adaptation in the big screen.
According to Hollywood Reporter, Graves will be behind the camera of a screenplay penned by Jason Keller and to be produced by Doug Belgrad. Belgrad who leads 2.0 Entertainment will also be a co-financier and producer for "Mulan."
Graves who is also known for his work in the television series of "The West Wing," "House of Cards" and the upcoming NBC drama "Taken." As of press time, no production date has been made available but "Mulan" is set for a Nov. 2, 2018 release date.
Disney will have two "Mulan" projects in the works, with an adapted version which will be based on the 1998 animated movie. The story follows the legend of Chinese warrior Hua Mulan, who impersonates a man in order to take the place of her sickly father in order not to be conscripted to the Chinese Imperial Army. The new live-action film is combining the story of the ballad of the legendary Hua Mulan with th
e highly popular 1998 animated film, which carried the same name.
Disney has also been kept busy in preparation of the live-action adaptation of "Beauty and the Beast." The movie, starring Emma Watson, Luke Evans and Dan Stevens has its teaser footage viewed 91.8M times in its first 24 hours and will be released on March 17, according to International Business Times.
Disney's other successful live-adaptation ventures in the recent years included "Cinderella" and "Malificent."
The original 1998 "Mulan" film featured the voices of Ming-Na Wen, Eddie Murphy, Miguel Ferrer and BD Wong in the English version with Jackie Chan providing his voice for Chinese dubs of the movie. It grossed $304 million worldwide.
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