Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Sequel. A Ronny Yu‘s directed sequel to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is gearing up to start production in May 2013 in Asia. Ang Lee will not be directing nor have any of the surviving cast members from the first film signed on to reprise their roles. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2 will be based on fifth the Crane-Iron pentalogy of books by Wang Du Lu entitled Iron Knight, Silver Vase. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon was based on the fourth book in he series, “though it also drew from some of the other novels.” The script for the film was written by John Fusco.
On the plot to the new film:
The plot picks up once again with Yu Shu Lien, who was played by Michelle Yeoh in the last film. But it’ll bring in plenty of new characters as well, as Fusco explains.
This introduces a new generation of star-crossed lovers, and a new series of antagonists in a battle of good and evil. It has a Knights Errant quality. There is an alternate universe in the books, a martial forest that exists alongside the real world, full of wandering sword fightersm medicine men, defrocked priests, poets, sorcerers and Shaolin renegades. It’s so vast and rich, and I found characters from the second and third books in the series to create a most interesting stew while being as true to the source material as I could be.
Fusco goes on to say that: “we can expect a return from Woo-ping Yuen, who choreographed the thrilling fight scenes in the original film. Fusco and Yuen previously collaborated on Forbidden Kingdom.” The film is expected to have a budget “north of $20 Million.”
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