We’ve gotten a retelling of "Sleeping Beauty" featuring Angelina Jolie as the misunderstood Maleficent. We’ve gotten a new version of "Cinderella," as performed by the lovely Lily James, and soon we'll have another "Beauty and the Beast," starring Emma Watson.
So who’s the next princess to get the live-action treatment?
This time, Disney isn’t looking to reinterpret a princess but a legendary warrior: Hua Mulan, the legendary heroine who runs away from home and disguises herself as a man to join the Chinese army against the oncoming Hun invasion.
Based on a Chinese folktale from as early as the 6th century AD, the original animated "Mulan" was released in 1998, earned $304.3 million worldwide, and received several Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations. Since then, the character has seen a resurgence in popularity thanks to her appearance on the TV show "Once Upon a Time,” where she’s played by Jamie Cheung.
Not much else is known about the project so far, but according to The Hollywood Reporter writing team Elizabeth Martin and Lauren Hynek are attached to the screenplay. Here's what we really want to know, though: who will play Mulan's trusty sidekick and guardian dragon, Mushu?