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Disney Working on Live-Action 'Mulan'

Photograph by Twitter

Disney is taking another leap into the live-action world.

The studio bought a script that revisits its 1998 animated film "Mulan," this time with real actors in front of the camera, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

"Mulan" tells the story of a young woman in China who disguises herself as a man to take her ailing father's place in the army during a fight with the Huns.

The animated version was a huge success for Disney, raking in hundreds of millions of dollars at the box office as well as Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations.

And considering the success that Disney has seen with recent live-action remakes, the news may come as no surprise.

"Cinderella," which opened March 13 and stars Lily James of "Downton Abbey" fame in the titular role, has already taken in more than $336 million at the worldwide box office, according to THR. Last year's "Maleficent," starring Angelina Jolie, earned more than $758 million worldwide, the site reports.

When fans read the news yesterday, many of them took to Twitter to root for Ming-Na Wen, the actress who originally voiced Mulan in the animated film, to reprise her role in the new incarnation.

Wen didn't appear opposed to the idea, tweeting back: "Wow, so many tweets to @Disney announcement for a live-action #Mulan. Thank U4 wanting me 2B in the film! Tweet @DisneyPictures about it! xo"

No word yet on what's happening with Mulan's dragon, Mushu.

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