Our pals over at TheDisinsider are reporting that Disney’s live-action Mulan movie from director Niki Caro and starring Liu Yifei is undergoing some extensive reshoots starting now until sometime in February.
Now, we have learned that Mulan is gearing up for some extensive reshoots. According to a source close to the project, the film will be undergoing four months of reshoots starting this month and should last through February. As of now, it is not known what the reshoots entail, but we heard it is for significant battle sequences.
I’ve heard some second-hand information that the acting in the film hasn’t been terribly up to Disney standards, which could be supported with this news of four months worth of reshoots (this is longer than you’d want to see).
Normally, reshoots on movies of this size don’t last longer than a month unless there is some major restructuring underway.
Four months’ worth of reshoots could suggest that major segments of the film could be unusable as it sounds here that the battle scenes might need to be tweaked.
Mulan had been originally set for release on March 25th, 2020, but depending on the post-production time on these reshoots we could see them give it a new date.
Here is the synopsis of the original animated film, but the new one is said to be a little more grounded as highlighted by the teaser trailer.
Fearful that her ailing father will be drafted into the Chinese military, Mulan takes his spot — though, as a girl living under a patriarchal regime, she is technically unqualified to serve. She cleverly impersonates a man and goes off to train with fellow recruits. Accompanied by her dragon, Mushu, she uses her smarts to help ward off a Hun invasion, falling in love with a dashing captain along the way.
SOURCE: THE DISINSIDER