The next Disney live-action remake to hit screens will be 'Mulan'. But this one differs from its predecessors in a big way.
All other live-action remakes from the studio, such as last year's 'The Lion King' and 'Aladdin', have received a G or PG rating.
The most recent Disney movie to be rated 12A was 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales'. That was back in 2017.
As more trailers have emerged for the upcoming movie, it's become increasingly clear that it differs much from the 1998 animation.
Characters such as Mushu (voiced in the original by Eddie Murphy) have been removed. The musical numbers are also gone.
This iteration of the young woman who takes her father's place to fight in the army and saves all of China will be a more mature take. War and battle scenes are predominant. Thus the presence of "modern violence and threat" as well as "intense battle sequences" call for a 12A rating.
This means the new 'Mulan' won't be suitable for very young viewers. But it also means there'll be more action and deeper drama. And that's something to look forward to.
The feature stars Liu Yifei in the titular role alongside Donnie Yen, Jet Li, Gong Li, and Jason Scott Lee. Niki Caro directs.
'Mulan' hits Irish cinemas on March 27th.