An as-of-yet-untitled sequel to Ang Lee’s 2000 martial arts fantasy, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, is slated to begin production in May. Deadline brings word that The Weinstein Company will produce with a script from John Fusco (Forbidden Kingdom) with Ronny Yu in talks to direct.
While Crouching Tiger was based on the fourth book in Wang Du Lu’s Crane-Iron series, it is said that this film will follow the fifth book, Silver Vase, Iron Knight, which continues the adventures of Yu Shu Lien (played by Michelle Yeoh in Lee’s film). At this time, it is unknown whether she or any other Crouching Tiger talent will be returning.
Yu is best known for films like Freddy vs. Jason, Bride of Chucky and, most recently, the Jet Li martial arts film Fearless.
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