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Disney pushes Mulan to August

  • Published at 01:51 pm June 28th, 2020
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Mulan, a live-action remake of the 1998 animation based on the tale of a legendary Chinese warrior, had already had its red-carpet premiere in Los Angeles on Monday, and was set to hit US theatres in two weeks

Mulan was scheduled to debut in March but was postponed until July 24

Walt Disney Co postponed the debut of live-action movie Mulan until August 21, the company said in a statement on Friday, a blow to theatre operators who want blockbuster movies to draw audiences from their homes in the middle of a pandemic.

Mulan was scheduled to debut in March but was postponed until July 24 when the coronavirus outbreak forced theatres around the world to close.

“While the pandemic has changed our release plans for Mulan and we will continue to be flexible as conditions require, it has not changed our belief in the power of this film and its message of hope and perseverance,” Alan Horn and Alan Bergman, co-chairmen of Walt Disney Studios, said in a statement.

Mulan is a $200-million live-action remake of Disney’s animated classic that stars Yifei Liu in the title role.

Movie theatre owners had been hoping to offer Mulan and director Christopher Nolan’s thriller Tenet in July to help lure audiences back to cinemas. Both films are now pushed into August, with Tenet, from AT&T Inc’s Warner Bros, scheduled for August 12.

The theatre business has been devastated by the coronavirus shutdowns that began in mid-March, laying off tens of thousands of employees and borrowing funds to stay afloat.

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