Despite incredible competition from Disney, Sony are making headway with a live-action Mulan film.
Sony have recruited Alex Graves for the director’s chair, who directed some films in the 1990’s but is better known for his enormous success with his TV work - he was an executive producer and director on The West Wing (for which he won two Emmy awards), and oversaw episodes of House of Cards, Homeland and Game of Thrones.
However, aware of the cultural sensitivity of such a remake and the importance of the film on an international scale, Sony are making use of Chinese co-production companies and are on the search for a Chinese lead. Jason Keller has written a script, which follows the traditional story of a female warrior taking her father’s place in the army.
No release date has been announced yet for Sony’s remake. Disney are aiming for a 2018 release, though they are still searching for a director after failing to recruit Ang Lee.