Disney's been straight-up printing money lately with their series of (generally excellent) live-action remakes, which means it was only a matter of time before the rest of Hollywood decided to get in on that action, as well.
Which brings us to today's report from THR:
Game of Thrones director Alex Graves is in early talks to direct Sony's live-action Mulan.
With a script by Mirror Mirror's Jason Keller, the project is being co-financed Doug Belgrad via his new banner 2.0 Entertainment. Sony is planning the project as an international/Chinese co-production.
Yes, Sony's going to make their own live-action Mulan movie, and they've already got a director lined up for the gig. This puts them one step ahead of Disney's live-action remake, which - at last we checked - does not have a director locked down.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sony's take will be based on "the Chinese legend of Hua Mulan, the daughter of an aged warrior who disguises herself as a man in order to take her father's place in the army and go to war." In other words, Disney does not own the Chinese legend on which Sony's version of Mulan will be based, so ... fair play, Sony!
How you guys feeling about this? Excited we're getting dueling Mulan adaptations? Unamused by Sony's choice in director? Please feel free to work through your feelings in the comments below.