At the D23 Expo on Saturday, Walt Disney Studios president Sean Bailey and director Niki Caro unveiled footage from Mulan. The film is a live-action remake of the 1998 animated classic Mulan.
The footage starts with Mulan heading to a matchmaker with her sister and mother. The matchmaker lays out rules on how a good bride-to-be should behave. During the meeting, Mulan, in order to save her sister from a spider, gets into action mode. This seems inappropriate to the matchmaker who declares her unfit to get married.
Soon, the Emperor of China issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Army to defend the country from Northern invaders. So, to bring honour to her family, the eldest daughter Mulan hones her skills to become a warrior but eventually, she turns into a heroic warrior to ultimately earn the respect of a grateful nation and proud father.
Mulan stars Liu Yifei, Donnie Yen, Jason Scott Lee, Yoson An, Gong Li and Jet Li.
Dhaka, Aug 25 (UNB) - A newlywed couple in Texas was killed in a car crash after leaving the courthouse following their wedding ceremony Friday. Their car collided with a pickup truck, killing them both, CBS News affiliate KFDM reported.
Harley Morgan, 19, and Rhiannon Boudreaux, 20, were merging onto a highway in Orange, Texas, when they collided with a pickup truck towing a trailer carrying a tractor, the Orange Police Department said.
The accident occurred just minutes after the two exchanged vows. The sister and mother of the groom were behind the couple's car and witnessed the crash.
"They had just gotten married," Morgan's mother, Kennia, told KFDM. "They haven't even been married for five minutes."
Morgan was driving a 2004 Chevrolet, which collided with a 2015 Ford F-250 pickup truck, police said. The couple was exiting the private drive of Justice of the Peace Joy Dubose-Simonton when the vehicles collided.
"Those two babies," Kennia Morgan said. "The only thing that they wanted was to get married and start their life. The two of them had so many dreams."
Morgan and Boudreaux died at the scene. The man driving the pickup truck was unharmed.
Kennia tried to save the couple, attempting to pull the two out of the car.
"I watched my baby die," she said. "I'm still wearing my son's blood because I was trying my best to rip him and her out of the car."
The couple planned a large Christmas wedding for family and friends in December, but didn't want to wait until then to make their union official.
"I witnessed my own worst nightmare," Kennia said. "That's an image that will haunt me the rest of my life. I won't forget it. It will never go away. I will see that truck hit my baby and kill my baby every night of my life, the rest of the time that I'm on earth."
Skopje, Aug 24 (AP/UNB) — North Macedonia police say a 20-year old migrant from Bangladesh was killed and 12 others injured when a van packed with migrants collided with a truck on the main highway in the south.
Police said Saturday that a van with 13 migrants hit the rear of the truck near the town of Demir Kapija late Friday and caught fire.
Ten migrants were Pakistanis and three were Bangladeshi. Four seriously injured migrants were transferred to clinics in the capital Skopje, while eight others are being treated at a hospital in the town of Kavadarci. The van driver ran away from the scene.
The migrants are believed to have entered illegally from Greece and to have paid smugglers to take them north through Serbia towards Europe's prosperous heartland.
Berlin, Aug 24 (AP/UNB) — Austria is preparing to repatriate two sons of an Austrian Islamic State group supporter believed to have died in Syria after she headed there in 2014.
Foreign ministry spokesman Peter Guschelbauer told public broadcaster ORF's Oe1 radio Saturday that "there is a positive DNA test and so the children are clearly identified." He said there has also been an Austrian court decision on custody "and so the conditions for repatriation are fulfilled."
ORF reported that a court last week awarded custody to the grandparents of the boys, who are 1 ½ and 3. It said they have been at the al-Hol camp in Syria, controlled by Kurdish forces, for the past few months.
Four German children fathered by IS militants were handed over to Germany by Syria's Kurdish-led administration Monday.