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The Weinstein Company announced that they will produce the sequel of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon in May. Audiences can expect to see more martial arts and Chinese Kung-fu on screen, but this time, Ang-Lee will not be involved.
Directed by Ang-Lee, the Oscar winning best Foreign-Language Film, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is one of the most influential and successful foreign films in the United States. It grossed $128 million in the States, becoming the highest-grossing foreign-language film in American history.
The movie is actually based on the fourth novel in the Crane Iron Pentalogy, written by Wang Dulu. The sequel will be adapted from the fifth book in the series, Silver Vase, Iron Knight. It will again revolve around Yu Shu Lien, the character played by Michelle Yeoh in Crouching Tiger , reported Yahoo.
HitFix reported that the studio is in talks with Hong Kong director Ronny Yu, who used to direct Freddy vs. Jason and Jet Li’s Fearless. John Fusco will responsible for the script.
It is not known whether any of the Crouching Tiger cast members will return, but the fight choreographer Wo Ping Yuen may return for the sequel, reported Screenrant. It would be great news if he returns, after all, the bamboo fight scene is one of the most memorable scenes in the movie.