Walt Disney Studios has finally revealed the release date for the live-action adaptation of Mulan in China, where the film will get a theatrical release, unlike the United States and other territories that will get it on Disney+ with Premier Access.
The film will hit the Middle Kingdom, where Disney hopes its strong box office power will help bring Mulan success, next week on September 11, just one week after the film debuts on Disney+ Premier Access here in the states. China is the largest and most market that will get to see the film on the big screen, as originally intended, and will be a major factor in this film’s success or failure. Especially, with the U.S. only getting the film ala PVOD.
Acclaimed filmmaker Niki Caro (Whale Rider) brings the epic tale of China’s legendary warrior to life in Disney’s Mulan, in which a fearless young woman risks everything out of love for her family and her country to become one of the greatest warriors China has ever known.
When the Emperor of China issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Army to defend the country from Northern invaders, Hua Mulan, the eldest daughter of an honored warrior, steps in to take the place of her ailing father. Masquerading as a man, Hua Jun, she is tested every step of the way and must harness her inner-strength and embrace her true potential. It is an epic journey that will transform her into an honored warrior and earn her the respect of a grateful nation…and a proud father.
Mulan features a celebrated international cast that includes: Yifei Liu (Forbidden Kingdom) as Mulan; Donnie Yen (Rogue One) as Commander Tung; Tzi Ma (Arrival) as Zhou, Jason Scott Lee (Lilo & Stitch) as Böri Khan; Yoson An (The Meg) as Honghui; Ron Yuan (Mortal Engines) as Sergeant Qiang; with Gong Li (Memoirs of a Geisha) as Xianniang and Jet Li (Hero) as the Emperor. The film is suggested by the narrative poem “The Ballad of Mulan.”
Source: The Hollywood Reporter