You know that live-action version of Mulan that you’ve heard so much about, but it got pushed back because of COVID-19, well it’s coming to Disney Plus on September 4.
There weren’t other details about the film except that it’ll cost you $29.99 to watch, plus a $6.99 subscription to DISNEY + if you aren’t already a member. The movie cost $200 million to produce, millions more to market, and was supposed to be released on March 27th, 2020. You won’t be limited to watching in a 24 hour period, the movie will remain available to you through your DISNEY + subscription. End the membership, and you lose the movie.
For now, Disney’s CEO Bob Chapek says “Mulan’s” big move isn’t reflective of a new business model for the company — even though it kind of is.
“We’re looking at ‘Mulan’ as a one-off as opposed to saying there’s some new business windowing model that we’re looking at,” Chapek said Tuesday on the company’s earnings call.
Disney released a new trailer for the upcoming live-action adaptation of Mulan directed by Niki Caro, which follows Hua Mulan (Yifei Liu) as she pretends to be a man to protect her disabled father from fighting an invading force during wartime. Mulan also stars Donnie Yen, Jason Scott Lee, Yoson An, Gong Li, and Jet Li.
It was also announced that the film would be released in select markets where theaters are open to the public.
Susan Saunders 8/13/20