Spurred on by the success of Cinderella and Maleficent, Disney is now looking to develop a Mulan live-action film. According to reports on the interwebs, the film will be based on the hit 1998 animated film, which grossed over USD300 million for the Mickey Mouse organisation.
The Mulan live-action project will be based on the Chinese legend of Hua Mulan, the female warrior who disguised herself as a man to take her father’s place in battle. The film featured the voice talents of Ming-Na Wen and Eddie Murphy who featured as Mushu, the magical dragon.
The live-action treatment seems to be highly-popular and lucrative for Disney as of late with Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland grossing over a billion dollars worldwide and the Angelina Jolie vehicle, Maleficent raking in USD750 million. Cinderella, which is currently in cinemas has already taken close to USD350 million so far.
With such an impressive haul at the box-office, Disney is already developing several other projects besides Mulan including The Jungle Book helmed by Jon Favreau, and the sequel to Alice in Wonderland, called Through the Looking Glass. Also in development at Disney are live-action versions of Dumbo and Beauty and the Beast, all of which are expected to hit theatres within the next five years.