Harvey Weinstein says he loved the martial arts blockbuster “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.”
So now he’s making its sequel — albeit without original director Ang Lee.
The Weinstein Co. announced Thursday at the Cannes Film Festival that it will commence filming on “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2 — The Green Destiny” next March in Asia.
The sequel will be directed by Yuen Wo Ping (the celebrated fight choreographer in the first film) with a cast that includes “Crouching Tiger” alumnae Michelle Yeoh as Yu Shu Lien.
“I loved Ang Lee's film,” 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.” John Fusco (“Hidalgo,” “Spirit”) will write the screenplay, adapted from the Wang Du Lu book “Iron Knight, Silver Vase.”
Released in late 2000, “Crouching Tiger” grossed $128.1 million domestically, the record for a foreign-language film. The movie won four Oscars and was nominated for best picture.
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