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'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' Sequel Is Coming


Over a dozen years since first arriving as a hugely-successful Chinese trick to make innocent Americans read a movie, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon will be getting a sequel.

Deadline reports The Weinstein Company already has a script from The Forbidden Kingdom and Young Guns series writer John Fusco, and production is scheduled to begin in May. Ang Lee--who directed the original, and recently got an Academy Award nod for Boy and Animals on Lurid Boat--is not expected to be involved. TWC is instead in talks with Hong Kong director Ronny Yu, who brings with him experience in martial arts (Fearless) AND ill-conceived sequels (Freddy vs. Jason, Bride of Chucky).

The sequel is based on Silver Vase, Iron Knight, the final chapter of Wang Du Lu's five-book series that follows Michelle Yeoh's Yu Shu Lien as she fights people and occasionally lists off a couple adjective-noun combinations. Despite the focus on her character, Yeoh's return still isn't set, as casting won't begin until the director is locked. Still, Fusco reportedly believes we'll at least see the return of Woo-ping Yuen, the choreographer responsible for all the wire work that allowed characters to jump around on narrow trees and swords and stuff. So who knows what easily-bended object will next host an unlikely battle! A Twizzler, I hope!

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