The folk story of an ancient Chinese woman who replaces her father in battle will get its second live-action adaptation in recent years — this time in English starring Zhang Ziyi.

The legend of Mulan was made famous worldwide by the 1998 Disney animation. Hong Kong director Jingle Ma shot a Chinese-language version released last year. Now "Speed" director Jan de Bont is taking on an English adaptation featuring "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" star Zhang. Filming will be taking place in Hengdian Studios in eastern China.

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