Weinsteins to Mount a Live-Action "Mulan"

by | June 6, 2006 | Comments

Like most of us, The Brothers Weinstein are deeply in love with Asian actress Zhang Ziyi. But unlike the rest of us, they have the money to hire the gal for a three-picture deal … two of which will be: A remake of "The Seven Samurai" and a live-action adaptation of "Mulan."

According to Variety, ""Mulan" is set up as one of the debut pictures out of the new Meridian Pictures stable being established by Chinese multi-millionaire David Dong.

Pic is scripted by Wang Hui-ling ("Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" and forthcoming John Woo project "The Battle of Red Cliff"). It draws on a Chinese folk tale of a female resistance fighter who disguises herself as her father to take his place in battle. Disney made "Mulan” into an animated pic in 1998, but the tale was first put on the big screen in a 1956 Chinese production. New Chinese-language pic’s budget is pegged at $20 million, with production skedded for February."

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