The boss of Disney has said that more of its movies could circumvent cinemas as they remain shuttered around the world due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Disney makes sweeping changes to its upcoming slate of movies in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
Bob Iger, the executive chairman and former CEO of Disney, has said that he won't be taking any of his salary during the coronavirus crisis.
Chinese authorities have re-opened a swathe of cinemas across the country, after cases of coronavirus have seemingly receded.
New York and Los Angeles have both taken the decision to close cinemas, to stop gatherings of people in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.
Disney has postponed the releases of “Mulan,” “The New Mutants” and “Antlers” out of “an abundance of caution,” Disney announced Thursday.“As you know this has been a rapidly evolving situation and I wanted to make you aware that we are postponing the releases of ‘Mulan,’ ‘The New Mutants,’ and ‘Antlers’ out of an abundance of caution. We truly believe in the moviegoing experience, and we are looking at new potential 2020 release dates to be announced at a later date,” Disney said in a statement.“Mulan” was supposed to hit theaters March 27, while “The New Mutants” was scheduled for an April 3 release date and “Antlers” was supposed to open April 17.Also Read: 'Mulan' on Track for $80 Million-Plus Opening as Coronavirus Threatens Box Office Hopes“Mulan” was tracking for an $80 million opening weekend even amid the coronavirus scare. Thousands of theaters across China remain closed due to the spread of the novel disease, striking a massive blow to the country’s exhibition industry as the lockdown began at the start of the lucrative Lunar New Year period.On social media, “Mulan” director Niki Caro said, “Our hearts are with everyone the world over who is affected by the virus, and we hope that Mulan’s fighting spirit will continue to inspire those who are working so hard to keep us all safe.”Other films have been affected by the coronavirus scare, including Universal’s “F9,” which was postponed for a year. “A Quiet Place 2” and “The Lovebirds” were canceled,” and “No Time to Die,” the latest Bond entry, was postponed till November.As of Thursday, the CDC reported 1,215 total cases in the United States, with 36 reported deaths.See Caro’s statement below.A message from Mulan Director, Niki Caro. pic.twitter.com/0L3VzAfaeB— Mulan (@DisneysMulan) March 12, 2020Read original story Disney Postpones Releases of ‘Mulan,’ ‘The New Mutants’ and ‘Antlers’ At TheWrap
The reactions are in for Disney's big-budget remake of Mulan, following its premiere in Hollywood last night.
Big-budget remake won't feature the character Shang, who trained and then romanced Mulan.
The Chinese box office has suffered after shuttering its cinemas due to the coronavirus epidemic.
Fans with keen ears may spot several nods to the memorable songs from the original Disney animated version of 'Mulan'.
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Niki Caro directs the feature film with Chinese actress Liu Yifei playing the warrior Disney princess.
Disney has cast Chinese actress Liu Yifei to star in its live-action version of “Mulan”. The past few years have seen an increasing number of Asian stars making it big in Hollywood, with Singapore’s very own Chin Han having been signed on by Creative Artists Agency in the United States, an American talent agency that manages the likes of Lady Gaga, Brad Pitt, and Will Smith.
‘Game of Thrones’ director Alex Graves has been hired to helm an upcoming live action 'Mulan’ movie, but it’s not the one you think it is. The Hollywood Reporter reports that Alex Graves will direct from a script written by 'Mirror Mirror’s Jason Keller, and that the film will be a Chinese co-production.
Disney may have made clear their intention to make their live-action take on ‘Mulan’ as close to an all-Asian production as they can, but the most prominent Asian filmmaker in Hollywood has turned down an offer to direct. Two-time Oscar-winner Ang Lee was asked to take the helm on ‘Mulan’ but declined, The Hollywood Reporter has revealed. Disney are also reportedly conducting “a global search to find a Chinese lead actress and love interest” for the film – and they can’t take too long about it, as they’ve got the movie penciled in for a November 2018 release.
Matt Damon made an appearance at New York Comic-Con this week to promote his latest movie, ‘The Great Wall’, where the discussion about its whitewashing inevitably arose. The film, an epic action-adventure around the mysteries of The Great Wall of China, has been accused of whitewashing the story and elements of history by using Damon’s Caucasian character as the saviour.