Jan de Bont to Direct Live-Action MULAN Starring Zhang Ziyi

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Director Jan de Bont (Speed) has been tapped to helm Mulan starring Zhang Ziyi (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) as the title character.  The story is based on 6th century poem and centers on  legendary female Chinese warrior Hua Mulan who joined the all-male army.  The tale of Mulan was most-famously adapted in 1998 with the animated Disney film of the same name.  While THR lists a variety of supporting roles that are currently being cast, there’s no mention of a wise-cracking dragon sidekick.

The English-language production is set to begin filming in Shanghai this fall.  It is de Bont’s first film since 2003’s abysmal Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life.  Ziyi’s last English-language film was 2009’s Horsemen.




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  • sense11

    Cool

  • J.J.

    Why are they letting De Bont out of “director’s jail” when they’re are so many other more worthy directors still locked up. He got lucky with “Speed” and judging from everything he made following that, it’s more likely “Speed” is a product of producer’s intervention.

  • Giomets154575

    I was Pretty sure he just made 12 Rounds with John Cena Recently

  • Giomets154575

    I was Pretty sure he just made 12 Rounds with John Cena Recently

  • Giomets154575

    And i dont think Tomb Raider , Twister or The Haunting were bad movies either , give the guy a break

  • Giomets154575

    Never Mind That was Renny Harlin

  • Toybang

    I love Zhang Ziyi!

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  • Alex

    This is going to be way easier to stomach than Memoirs of a Geisha. Which I haven’t seen and will probably never see.

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