Dishonor on you, dishonor on your cow no more as Niki Caro, the director of the live-action remake of Disney’s animated classic Mulan, confirmed the film will have music!
Caro said in a recent interview with Moviefone that a decision hasn’t been made yet but in her interview with The Hollywood Reporter where she promoted her latest film The Zookeeper’s Wife, she shared that the live-action remake will have music in it.
I mean, I haven’t even started on the movie yet. I haven’t seen a single casting yet, and these are conversations that are all ongoing. The live-action is based on that inspirational Chinese ballad and on the animated Disney classic. We’re still exploring the role that music’s going to play in it, but for sure there will be music.
Caro also mentioned the importance of cultural authenticity in her work:
In all my work that is centered in cultures not my own, I hope that comes through, because that is incredibly important to me. When I made Whale Rider, I saw that to be specific and authentic is to be universal, and I’ve continued to work in an identical way ever since. As the projects get bigger, the more certain I am that cultural authenticity and specificity is the only way to approach my work.
Mulan is set to to come out in theaters on November 2, 2018. What do you think? Leave a comment below!