Disney really is ploughing through its back catalogue for things it can turn into a live-action film.
We've had The Jungle Book, Maleficent, Cinderella, Alice In Wonderland and the live-action version of Mulan is now moving forward with a director and producer. Indie veteran Niki Caro has been selected by Disney to take on the story of Hua Mulan, marking her as the second female director in Disney to take on a film with a $100 million-plus budget.
Caro directed 2002's critically acclaimed family drama Whale Rider, which scored a number of award nominations during its run. Caro is also involved with Netflix's adaptation of Anne of Green Gables, directing the two-hour premiere episode of the series. Caro was said to be in the running to direct Captain Marvel for the studio, however taking on this will likely pull her out of the race.
Other names floated to direct Mulan included Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins and Breaking Bad alum Michelle MacLaren, who herself was initially lined up to direct Wonder Woman.
Meanwhile, Bill Kong has been lined up as executive producer. Kong has worked on the Oscar-winning martial arts drama Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, and other well-known films such as Hero and The House Of Flying Daggers. THR has also reported that the casting search is primarily focusing on mainland China, including the title role itself.
No release date has been scheduled for the live-action Mulan as of yet.