'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' Sequel Moving Forward

Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon

Ang Lee's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon made history by being the highest grossing foreign-language movie in the United States, with a domestic take of $128 million ($213 million globally). With a production budget of $17 million, that's quite a haul.

Over thirteen years later, there will finally be a sequel, according to Deadline, and some the actors in the first movie may return to reprise their roles.

Instead of Sony, The Weinstein Company is the main driving force behind the sequel, and the studio is talking with Bride of Chucky's Ronny Yu to have him helm the movie.

The script by John Fusco is based on Iron Knight, Silver Vase, the fifth book of the Crane Iron Pentalogy by Chinese novelist Wang Dulu, and will center on Yu Shu Lien, the character played by Michelle Yeoh in the first movie. Since casting hasn't begun, it's unclear if she'll return to reprise her role. Most likely though, they'll go with someone younger.

Hold on, John Fusco?! The guy who wrote all those English-language screenplays like Hidalgo, Young Guns, and The Forbidden Kingdom? Unless he knows how to write in Chinese or someone is doing the translation, the sequel may be in English! Hmm...

The movie's budget is north of $20 million, according to the report, and is looking to shoot sometime in May. Fusco expects Yuen Woo Ping will be brought back to do choreography for the movie.

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