They may be getting down to business to defeat the Northern invaders, but they will not be breaking out into song. Unlike previous live-action remakes such as Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin , the cast of the new Mulan will not be performing songs from the beloved animated original. When director Niki Caro first mentioned in an interview in that there will not be singing in Mulan , the fans were not pleased. Caro later clarified that production had barely begun and nothing was set in stone. When I visited the New Zealand set of Mulan in October with a group of journalists, we were all curious whether the songs will be performed in the movie. It gets a little easier in animation to keep the tension and the reality in place and still have people break into song and sing to camera. So we are using music in a slightly different way. All Rights Reserved.
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Mulan Live-Action Movie Soundtrack
Disney's been on a live-action remake kick in the last few years, including Beauty and the Beast and last year's Aladdin and The Lion King. Next on the list is the beloved story of Mulan, which debuted as an animated film in The movie became an instant classic and features some of Disney's most memorable music, though the remake's director just confirmed there won't be any musical numbers in the film. The film was supposed to premiere March 27, then was moved to July 24 and then August Disney announced its casting decision in November after an extensive search. Chinese actress Liu Yifei, who also goes by Crystal Liu, will play the movie's heroine.
Directed by Niki Caro, the remake will be the same story as the musical. Based on the Chinese legend of Hua Mulan, it follows the story of a girl impersonating a man in order to fight in the Chinese military, and ward off a Hun invasion. But will this live-action remake feature any of the original songs? Or any music at all? The movie was originally scheduled for release in December this year, but has since been delayed.
Mulan is the latest Disney classic to get the live-action remake treatment — though it will break the tradition of recent reboots by doing away with the classic songs. So that means we won't be singing along to 'Reflection' and 'A Girl Worth Fighting For', and it looks like there's a very good reason for it. After all, you wouldn't start singing when facing death on a battlefield, right? The songs are brilliant, and if I could squeeze them in there, I would have. But we do honour the music from the animation in a very significant way. It's the fact that it can be real, and it's the real story of a girl going to war. Alongside the songs, the remake will not feature loveable dragon Mushu, Caro revealing why they decided to leave him out. In this movie, there is a creature representative — a spiritual representation of the ancestors, and most particularly of Mulan's relationship with her father. Digital Spy now has a newsletter — sign up to get it sent straight to your inbox.