Flying Fish director Niki Caro has been confirmed to direct Disney's live action remake of 'Mulan'.
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
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.
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."