With COVID-19 having caused the arrest of all non-essential industries, Hollywood has been forced to delay the release of its new summer live-action version. Mulan
According to previous reports, the film will debut on July 24, however, it has been delayed until August 12 given the current world situation.
According to an Insider report, Co-President and Creative Director Alan Horn, along with Alan Bergman, Co-President of The Walt Disney Studios, said: “While the pandemic has changed our launch plans for Mulan and we will continue to be flexible as conditions They require it. It has not changed our belief in the power of this film and its message of hope and perseverance. “
“Director Niki Caro and our cast and crew have created a beautiful, epic and poignant film that is everything the film experience should be, and that’s where we think it belongs: on the world stage and on the big screen for the audiences from all over the world enjoy together. “
With the huge $ 200 million price tag needed to create the film, producers and directors initially expected the film to resonate with Chinese audiences. However, with cinema closings affecting the whole of China, the company feels it is risky to release the film while leaving the Chinese market intact.