Flying Fish director Niki Caro confirmed to direct Disney's new live action remake of 'Mulan'

Mulanbar640 (1).jpgFlying Fish director Niki Caro has been confirmed to direct Disney's live action remake of 'Mulan'.

Caro will be the second only woman to direct a Disney project with a budget more than $100m and the 5th ever woman to direct a movie over that budget benchmark.

The original Mulan grossed USD$304m worldwide when it was released in 1998. It tells the story of a young Chinese girl who who learns that her weak father is to be called upon to join the army. Worrying that he would never survive the hardship of war, she disguises herself and joins in his place.
Caro is very quickly climbing the Hollywood ladder, having directed films such as Whale Rider (2002), North Country with Charlize Theron (2005), A Heavenly Vintage (2009) McFarland USA with Kevin Costner (2015), Anne of Green Gables for Netflix (2017) and soon-to-be released The Zookeeper's Wife starring Oscar nominated Jessica Chastain and Golden Globe nominated Daniel Brühl.

Caro's most recent commercial work for HBF Australia collected Cannes Lion awards amongst others.

Says James Moore, EP: "We're all seriously proud of Niki's achievements, apart from being an incredible talent, she is a wonderful human and passionately spirited NZ'er."

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