In case you hadn't heard, Disney recently announced that they're working on a live-action version of the classic animated movie Mulan called The Legend of Mulan.
But audiences are already worried about the project. Why? An anonymous letter posted by a writer claiming to have close links to the film on the Angry Asian Man
blog details a brief summary of the film.
And according to this anonymous source, who hasn't been verified, the movie's lead character is a 30-something male European trader — not Mulan. The post reads:
"The man is a 30-something European trader who initially cares only for the pleasure of women and money. The only reason why he and his entourage decide to help the Chinese Imperial Army is because he sets eyes on Mulan. That's right. Our white savior has come to the aid of Ancient China due to a classic case of Yellow Fever. In this script written by Lauren Hynek and Elizabeth Martin, more than half of its pages are dedicated to this merchant who develops a mutual attraction with Mulan and fights to protect her in the ensuing battles. To top it all off, this man gets the honor of defeating the primary enemy of China, not Mulan. Way to steal a girl's thunder."
The writer states that they decided to leak the story because they are "deeply disturbed that a remake of the beloved Disney classic rejects the cultural consciousness of its predecessor by featuring a white male lead."
They call Disney's decision to cast a 16-17-year-old established Chinese actress as Mulan "a ploy to appeal to a Chinese market."
The writer then pleads with Disney fans to voice their displeasure using the hashtag #MakeMulanRight. And they have...
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