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Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Live-action Mulan

Wow! Someone in Hollywood has finally read my mind!

They're doing a live-action movie version of Mulan, starring the girl from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.

Hong Kong movie star Ziyi Zhang, who was in the aforementioned Crouching Tiger, HIdden Dragon, Hero, House of Flying Daggers, and who just made her English-language debut in Memoirs of a Geisha, is on the verge of signing a 3-picture deal with the Weinstein Company. And what's up first?

Live-action Mulan.

The script is being written by Wang Hui-ling, who co-wrote Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. This will have absolutly no connection to the 1998 Disney animated film...they're going all the way back to the epic Chinese poem about Hua Mulan for their source material.

With any luck, filming will begin in February.

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