Hot on the heels of the news that Disney are doing a live action remake of Mulan from a script by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver, come reports that another film about the legendary Hua Mulan, the young female warrior who joins the Chinese Imperial Army and taking her ill father’s spot, is coming. It’s being made by Sony with a screenplay from Jason Keller which has just been finished. It already has a director attached in the form of Alex Graves who has made some Game Of Thrones episodes as well as episodes of Homeland and Shameless. This leads us to believe that this film will be very different indeed to the Disney one and may not be kid friendly at all.
According to Deadline, Sony’s version will be co-produced with the Chinese, and, like Disney’s, will star a Chinese lead, though there’s already been some predictable whinging from some about how wrong it is that a white person is directing the film.