Walt Disney Pictures have given out an official announcement about the fate of the live-action remake of Mulan to be released in cinemas and on Disney Plus this September.
After many times of postponing the air time, the long-awaited film Mulan, which stars Yifei Liu as the lead character Mulan will drop on September 4. This movie will also be able for the audience to watch on Disney Plus if they pay for a fee of $29.99 (£22.00).
Walt Disney Co CEO Bob Chapek explained why they decided to release it for both ways, streaming as and in movie theatres: “Despite the ongoing challenges of the pandemic, we’ve continued to build on the incredible success of Disney+ as we grow our global direct-to-consumer businesses.”
“The global reach of our full portfolio of direct-to-consumer services now exceeds an astounding 100 million paid subscriptions — a significant milestone and a reaffirmation of our DTC strategy, which we view as key to the future growth of our company.”
Mulan was originally set the release time on March 27, but was forced to push back because of the coronavirus pandemic. The movie is one in a long list of other movies that were under the influence of the coronavirus lockdown.
The film had held a premiere in the UK on March 12, not so long before it the announcement was dropped calling that the film would not be released on March 27 as the planned time.
Liu Yifei, director Niki Caro, Ron Yuan, Jason Scott Lee and Yoson An had all attended the photocall in London’s Leicester Square despite the cancel of the red carpet and media run.
The making budget of Mulan is reported to have been $200 million (£159 million) without including marketing fees.