WHO’S IN IT?
Liu Yifei (The Four), Donnie Yen (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), Jason Scott Lee (Balls of Fury), Yoson An (Mortal Engines), Gong Li (Memoirs of a Geisha), Jet Li (The One), Tzi Ma (The Farewell), Rosalind Chao (What Dreams May Come), Xana Tang (Matariki), Ron Yuan (The Art of War), Jimmy Wong (John Dies At The End), Doua Moua (Gran Torino), Chen Tang (Let’s Be Cops), Nelson Lee (Cold Play), Cheng Pei-pei (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), Utkarsh Ambudkar (Brittany Runs A Marathon), Chum Ehelepola (Cross Life), Arka Das (Good Morning)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Niki Caro (Whale Rider), director; Lauren Hynek (film debut), Rick Jaffa (War for the Planet of the Apes), Elizabeth Martin (film debut) and Amanda Silver (Jurassic World), writers; Chris Bender (A History of Violence), Tendo Nagenda (50/50), Jason Reed (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and Jake Weiner (Under The Silver Lake), producers; Harry Gregson-Williams (The Martian), composer; Mandy Walker (Hidden Figures), cinematographer; David Coulson (The Zookeeper’s Wife), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
When the Emperor of China (Li) calls upon one man from each family to serve in the Imperial Chinese Army in an effort to defend the country from the Huns, Hua Mulan (Yigei) – the daughter of honoured warrior Hua Zhou (Ma) – decides to enlist in her father’s stead, disguising herself as a male warrior. As she prepares for a showdown against the Huns and their feared leader Bori Khan (Lee), Mulan must harness her inner strength and become the hero she is destined to be…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Yet another live-action Disney remake, Mulan marks the most radical departure from the beloved animated classic, and might just be the strongest yet because of it.