According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Disney live-action Mulan has finally found its directors. Niki Caro will take the position as director. Caro is perhaps best known for her breakthrough family drama Whale Rider from 2002. Disney also considered other female directors, including Patty Jenkins and Michelle MacLaren before eventually settling on Caro.
Disney have been working hard to ensure they are culturally appropriate for their film. And while they ultimately decided not to go with an Asian director, they have assured fans not to worry. They have assured that Disney and Mulan producers Chris Bender, Jason Reed and Jake Weiner are working hard to assure the content is “culturally authentic.” They have been working closely with Disney’s own China-based team as well as introducing Hong Kong-based Bill Kong to be the film’s executive producer.
The film is searching in China for its casting.
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