The 1998 Disney animated classic is getting a live action reboot, PEOPLE confirms

By Michael Miller
March 30, 2015 08:00 PM
Everett

Mulan is officially the next Disney classic coming to life.

Following the success of Cinderella and Maleficent, the 1998 animated feature is getting a live-action reboot, PEOPLE has confirmed.

The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that Disney purchased a script by Elizabeth Martin and Lauren Hynek that reimagines the tale of Hua Mulan, the Chinese cross-dressing warrior heroine from the original film.

The animated version scored Disney a formidable $304.3 million worldwide – a number they’ve already managed to top with their most recent live-action venture, Cinderella, which has brought in $336.2 million around the world in just 3 weeks.

And those numbers are just mouse droppings compared to Maleficent (the live-action reimagining of Sleeping Beauty), which brought in $758.4 million last year – and the Alice in Wonderland remake, which brought in a magical $1.02 billion in 2010.

Also on the slate is a live-action Beauty and the Beast, starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, and Audra McDonald. The film will be directed by Bill Condon and is set to hit theaters March 17, 2017.

And next year, a live-action version of The Jungle Book and the sequel to Alice and Wonderland are in the works.

If that isn’t enough live-action remakes for you, Tim Burton is set to direct a live-action Dumbo in the near future.

And something tells us there will be many, many more coming up.

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