Weinstein Company announces sequel to 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon'
Kung fu movie nerds will no doubt be interested in this tidbit from Cannes; The Weinstein Company is hard at work on a sequel to 200's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Unfortunately, we all know Chow Yun Fat will not be in this one.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon II -- The Green Destiny will star Donnie Yen as Silent Wolf, with Michelle Yeoh returning as Yu Shu Lien, Deadline.com says. The flick will be based on Iron Knight, Silver Vase, the fifth book in Wang Du Lu's Crane-Iron Pentalogy, from which the original movie was drawn.
"I loved Ang Lee’s film,” Harvey Weinstein said in a statement. “I thought it was a master class in directing, but I know we are in fantastic hands with Yuen Wo Ping directing the second installment of Crouching Tiger."
The last one won an Oscar and raked in $128 million in the U.S. alone. Imagine what it could do with some money behind it.