Disney released a new featurette spotlighting the stunt work in the live-action remake of Mulan.
Next month will see the release of Mulan, Disney’s latest live-action remake of its animated hits. Now, the studio has released a new behind-the-scenes featurette that spotlights the stunt team who brought the incredible action sequences to life.
Featuring the footage of the cast and crew hard at work, the video includes an interview with members of the creative such as stunt coordinator Ben Cooke. During the video, Cooke offered insight into how extensive the training for the actors was:
“We get specific for the actors. Getting them up to speed from basisc handling of the weapons all the way through the rolling, falling, running, jumping. That sort of stuff.”
Director Niki Caro noted that the stunt sequences will be epic, saying, “you’ve never seen anything quite so extraordinary in your life.”
Here is the official synopsis for Disney’s Mulan:
When the Emperor of China issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Army to defend the country from Northern invaders, Hua Mulan, the eldest daughter of an honored warrior, steps in to take the place of her ailing father. Masquerading as a man, Hua Jun, she is tested every step of the way and must harness her inner-strength and embrace her true potential. It is an epic journey that will transform her into an honored warrior and earn her the respect of a grateful nation…and a proud father.
Directed by Niki Caro from a screenplay by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver and Elizabeth Martin & Lauren Hynek, Disney’s Mulan stars Yifei Liu as Mulan; Donnie Yen as Commander Tung; Jason Scott Lee as Böri Khan; Yoson An as Cheng Honghui; with Gong Li as Xianniang and Jet Li as the Emperor.
Disney’s Mulan will be released in theaters on March 27, 2020.