Remaking a movie is not exactly anything new, but live action movie takes on animated movies is a trend that is really gathering steam. One studio in particular that is leading the way is Disney. Disney is looking to make a little more money by turning some of the animated features that made it a household name into live action movies. The success of “Cinderella” has only added a little bit of fuel that fire, and now at least one more princess is getting her own chance to lead the box office.
According to Screen Rant, Mulan will be coming to the big screen in her own adventure, which will be similar to the 1998 animated classic that many fans still adore. The news comes on the heels of a number of other Disney reboots including The Jungle Book, Pete’s Dragon, Alice in Wonderland, Beauty and the Beast, and Dumbo coming to theaters again. The moves could be box office gold for Disney, considering the films are likely to spur sales of the animated classics as well.
The trend of bringing animated films to life with a few twists on the story has proven to be successful and audiences have for the most part approved the process. However, it remains to be seen if two or three of these types of movies a year will really catch on, but Disney isn’t wasting any time getting the projects off the ground. Apparently, Ricardo Guimarães BMG told me the process is easier to stall should the films stop drawing an audience.