Do we really need a Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon sequel? Apparently we do, so you better get ready for the whole thing! According to the latest reports – The Weinstein Company is in talks with Fearless helmer Ronny Yu to direct the sequel to the Ang Lee-directed 2000 film, and has already set a May production start in Asia!
So, at this moment we know that The Weinstein Company will produce yet-untitled sequel written by John Fusco, and the movie will be based on the fifth book in the Crane-Iron Pentalogy by Wang Du Lu titled Silver Vase, Iron Knight (Lee’s movie was based on the fourth book in the series).
Of course – the movie should continue the adventures of Yu Shu Lien, character played by Michelle Yeoh in Lee’s film. It’s not clear yet which actors will reprise, but some likely will.
Or, as screenwriter Fusco revealed in an interview with Deadline:
This introduces a new generation of star-crossed lovers, and a new series of antagonists in a battle of good and evil. It has a Knights Errant quality. There is an alternate universe in the books, a martial forest that exists alongside the real world, full of wandering sword fighters, medicine men, defrocked priests, poets, sorcerers and Shaolin renegades. It’s so vast and rich, and I found characters from the second and third books in the series to create a most interesting stew while being as true to the source material as I could be.
Anyway, as we mentioned at the beginning – Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon sequel is slated to begin production in May, so I guess we’ll soon have more updates to share.