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Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon sequel to film in May

Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon sequel to film in May

Jan 25 2013, 2:16am CST | by

A 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' sequel will go into production in May. The follow-up to the four-time Oscar-winning original will be derived from the same source material as the 2000 action movie...

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Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon sequel to film in May

Jan 25 2013, 2:16am CST | by

A 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' sequel will go into production in May.

The follow-up to the four-time Oscar-winning original will be derived from the same source material as the 2000 action movie, but director Ang Lee will not be returning to helm the movie, which will be produced by Harvey Weinstein.

The Weinstein Company are in talks with Chinese director Ronny Yu about directing the motion picture, which is based on the book 'Silver Vase, Iron Knight', the fifth novel in the Crane-Iron Pentalogy by Wang Du Lu.

'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' was based on the fourth book in the series, which is part of Chinese fiction genre Wu Sia.

John Fusco - who has written the script for the movie - told Deadline.com: ''This was an opportunity to explore a lifelong passion I've had for Wu Sia, and if there wasn't continuing source material, I would never have gotten involved.

''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 fighters, 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.''

The sequel will still focus on 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' main character Yu Shu Lien, who was portrayed by Michelle Yeoh in the original movie, but it's not yet known if she will reprise her role in the follow up film.

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Movie News: Stripper Sequel 'Magic Mike XXL' Cast Grows Huge; Joaquin Phoenix's Shocking Transformation for 'Inherent Vice'

Sep 30 2014 2:00pm CDT | Source: movies.com

Magic Mike XXL: Production on Magic Mike XXL, the sequel to stripper drama Magic Mike, got underway yesterday in Florida. Channing Tatum leads the returning cast (minus Matthew McConaughey) as Mike, although the big news is that Elizabeth Banks, Donald Glover, Amber Heard, Andie MacDowell, Jada Pinkett Smith and Michael Strahan have joined the cast. This time around, the strippers are ready to follow Mike into retirement and will head to Myrtle Be ...
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Netflix Nabs Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Sequel Same Day as IMAX

Sep 30 2014 10:43am CDT | Source: beyond hollywood

If you’ve been waiting for Yuen Woo-ping’s “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon II: The Green Destiny,” and you’d rather not brave the IMAX theaters when it opens stateside next year on August 28, 2015, looks like you’ll now have the choice to stream it using your Netflix account … on the same day as the film’s IMAX release. This, as you can imagine, is a pretty big change in the way movies are being released these days, and from the sounds of it, the IMAX folks are not happy at all. Variety says th ...
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Netflix: Disrupting Hollywood Now?

Sep 30 2014 8:53am CDT | Source: bidness etc

Netflix, Inc. (NFLX) has struck a deal with an independent producer, The Weinstein Company, to release the follow-up of the movie “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” in August 2015. The film, to be directed by Hong Kong’s Yuen Wo-ping, is a sequel of Ang Lee’s Academy Award-winning martial-arts drama. It will be the first feature-length film to be premiered by the streaming company and will be made available to Netflix’s 50 million subscribers in over 40 countries. It will ...
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The Weinstein Co. and Netflix to Release CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON Sequel Simulatneously Online and in IMAX Theaters; Plus First Images

Sep 29 2014 9:28pm CDT | Source: Collider

The Weinstein Co. and Netflix have signed a deal to release Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend simultaneously in IMAX theaters and on Netflix on August 28, 2015.  Netflix previously won a bid for the streaming rights to TWC movies, and the two companies joined forces for the original series Marco Polo.  The Green Legend deal ramps up the partnership and is the logical next step of Netflix's gr ...
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J.J. Abrams To Receive VES Society’s Visionary Award

Sep 23 2014 12:50pm CDT | Source: Deadline

The Visual Effects Society has tapped J.J Abrams as the next recipient of its Visionary Award which it will present to the Star Wars helmer during the 13th annual VES Awards on February 4. The honor recognizes an individual who has uniquely and consistently employed the art and science of visual effects to “foster imagination and ignite future discoveries by way of artistry, invention and groundbreaking work.” Previous winners include Christopher Nolan, Ang Lee a ...
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The Hulk Sequel We'll Never See...REVEALED

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Remember Hulk? No, not that one. And, no, not that one either... Or, in fact, the current Ruffahulk we all know and love.Instead, remember this one? Way back in 2003, Ang Lee took a crack at directing the green rage-monster's first modern day adaptation - and it went...poorly. The movie - which starred Eric Bana as Bruce Banner (see what they did there?) - made money, but received a critical mauling, and very little love from fans.So, when no sequel to the movie appeare ...
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Ang Lee Directing Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

Sep 18 2014 10:12pm CDT | Source: Empire Online

He's set for the novel adaptationIn development for at least a couple of years at Film4, the adaptation of Ben Fountain’s novel Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk has won not only additional support from TriStar but it now has a director. Ang Lee has made a deal to use the film as his follow-up to Life Of Pi.Adapted by Slumdog Millionaire writer Simon Beaufoy, the book’s story follows the titular 19-year-old soldier, who along with his squad ...
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Ang Lee To Take A "Long Halftime Walk"?

Sep 12 2014 4:52pm CDT | Source: dark horizons

"Life of Pi" and "Brokeback Mountain" director Ang Lee is the frontrunner to helm "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk," a film adaptation of Ben Fountain's acclaimed Iraq War novel for Film4 and The Ink Factory. The dark satire follows a ninteen-year-old Texas-born infantryman and his fellow U.S. servicemen who survive a firefight in Iraq in 2005. The Bush administra ...
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