Beauty and the Beast conquered the box office over the weekend. It has been breaking records and became the biggest March opening of all time. Its success proves that Disney’s live-action remake trend is unstoppable.
Mulan is the next treasured cartoon classic making its way to theaters. Disney fans were extremely delighted when they found out that Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures is mounting a live-action adaptation of the hit movie.
However, this remake will be different from the others in one major way.
When Mulan hits theaters next year, it’s going to be sans singing. Reportedly, there will be none of the original songs in the reboot like Reflection, I’ll Make a Man Out of You and A Girl Worth Fighting For.
Understandably, those same fans went from happy to angry after director Niki Caro said the new version will not have any music.
The director said in an interview, “From what I understand, no songs right now much to the horror of my children.”
Nonetheless, Caro did produce some excitement from fans when she described the remake. She revealed the film will be girly and full of great martial arts epic. She added, “It will be extremely muscular and thrilling and entertaining and moving.”
On the other hand, Caro spoke to The Los Angeles Times on Tuesday. The director explained that nothing has been finalized yet, so fans shouldn’t worry.
“I don’t know where that’s come from,” she explained. “We’ve never talked about songs, and no decision has been made…I haven’t even started working on it yet.” Caro added, “It is exciting that people are this passionate.”
Caro is famous for directing the much commended Whale Rider. The 2002 film was critically acclaimed and won a number of awards at international film fests. It even earned then-newcomer Keisha Castle-Hughes an Oscar nomination.
Also more recently, Caro directed The Zookeeper’s Wife starring Jessica Chastain. In February, reports came out that she was talking over to direct Mulan.
As of this time, reps for Disney have yet to address the music mayhem.
Mulan’s live-action reboot will hit theaters November 2018.