Mulan Is First Of Disney’s Live Action Remakes To Get a PG-13 Rating
It’s only a month before opening and Disney’s live-action version of Mulan is surprising insiders by NOW holding the distinction of being the first of Disney’s live-action remakes to be given a PG-13 rating.
According to a recent piece in HeroicHollywood, the film represents a slight departure from Disney’s rather formulaic update of previous animated classics in that it will be an action-focused drama and not a musical. The songs from the original animated films will be incorporated into the feature film but will be used as part of the score. Mushu, the loveable dragon side-kick originally voiced by Eddie Murphy has also been removed from the plot.
Since much of the story centers around Mulan’s role as a soldier, it is not surprising that the film has earned a PG-13 rating for sequences of violence. Here’s a tweet from Exhibitor Relations announcing the rating.
Disney's live-action MULAN gets a PG-13: for sequences of violence.
— Exhibitor Relations Co. 2: Box Office Boogaloo (@ERCboxoffice) February 19, 2020
Here is the official synopsis for Disney’s Mulan:
When the Emperor of China issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Army to defend the country from Northern invaders, Hua Mulan, the eldest daughter of an honored warrior, steps in to take the place of her ailing father. Masquerading as a man, Hua Jun, she is tested every step of the way and must harness her inner-strength and embrace her true potential. It is an epic journey that will transform her into an honored warrior and earn her the respect of a grateful nation…and a proud father.
And here’s look at the official trailer:
The film is directed by Niki Caro and based on a screenplay by Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Elizabeth Martin & Lauren Hynek. Yifei Liu takes on the title role with Donnie Yen as Commander Tung, Jason Scott Lee as Bori Khan, Yoson An as Cheng Honghui; with Gong Li as Xianniang and Jet Li as the Emperor.
Disney’s Mulan will be released in theaters on March 27, 2020.
Source: Heroic Hollywood