Mu­lan re­make to main­tain Chi­nese face

The Sun (Malaysia) - - GOOD VIBES -

AN OPEN let­ter writ­ten by some­one with ac­cess to an early treat­ment for 2018’s The Le­gend of Mu­lan re­make ex­pressed con­cern that the fea­ture’s orig­i­nal love in­ter­est, Cap­tain Li Shang, had been re­placed by a “30-some­thing Euro­pean trader”.

The anony­mous in­sider, writ­ing on Asian Amer­i­can-fo­cused blog An­gry Asian Man, pointed out that “by chang­ing the na­tion­al­ity, mo­ti­va­tions, and age of her love in­ter­est, and mak­ing him rather than Mu­lan the hero, an al­tered Le­gend of Mu­lan would sig­nif­i­cantly ‘di­min­ish her legacy’ and dis­ap­point fans of the orig­i­nal 1998 an­i­mated film ( right).

Now, Vul­ture web­site re­ports that, ac­cord­ing to a source close to the new film, The Le­gend of Mu­lan has moved on from that early draft.

“Mu­lan is and will al­ways be the lead char­ac­ter in the story, and all pri­mary roles, in­clud­ing the love in­ter­est, are Chi­nese,” Vul­ture said. – AFP-Re­laxnews

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