Mulan skips theatrical release and will be out on Disney+
After postponing the release of the film several times, Disney has finally decided to release Mulan on Diney+
Mulan, the live-action adaptation of Disney's 1983 animation film, is one of the much-anticipated films of 2020. The release of the film, which is based on the Chinese folklore The Ballad of Mulan, was postponed many times by Disney due to the pandemic. However, the production house has finally decided to release the film online.
Mulan will be released on Disney+ on September 4. However, unlike other films on the OTT platform, Mulan will not be accessible to all subscribers. Instead, the film will be available only on demand, and viewers in the US and other territories will have to pay $29.99 to watch the movie.
This is a new model that Disney is using for the film. However, Variety reports that the studio has said that this is a one-off thing and is not seeing it as a viable business model for the future.
The news has come as a severe blow to theatre exhibitors as Mulan was among the few films which was expected to bring back audiences to theatres.
Directed by Niki Caro, the film was initially planned for release on March 9. It stars Liu Yifei, Donnie Yen, and Jason Scott Lee among others.