16 items from 2013
Well if you weren’t already excited for the sequel to “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”, you have absolutely no excuses now. Besides the fact that renowned Chinese martial arts director/fight choreographer Yuen Woo-ping (who has provided action choreography for everything from the “Matrix” movies to every notable Chinese films in the last 20 years or so) has signed on to direct the film (replacing Ronnie Yu, who was originally attached to direct), The Weinstein Company officially announced today that Michelle Yeoh is reprising her role from the first film. And oh yeah, Donnie Yen is onboard, too. Damn. Officially titled “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Destiny”, the film will be an official sequel to the 2000 Ang Lee martial arts actioner, with Woo-ping directing from a script by John Fusco (“The Forbidden Kingdom”). Not surprisingly, Woo-ping was also the one who choreographed all the action in Lee’s movie, »
Deadline’s Mike Fleming reported several months back that The Weinstein Company was setting a production start in Asia on a sequel to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Here’s the official release that just dropped confirming Crouching Dragon Hidden Tiger II — The Green Destiny and that Yuen Wo Ping, the legendary fight choreographer responsible from the high-wire action work in the original pic, will direct this one. He and sequel writer John Fusco worked together on The Forbidden Kingdom. Here’s the release: New York, NY (May 16, 2013) – The Weinstein Company (TWC) announced today production of Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon II – The Green Destiny will begin in March 2014 in Asia. Yuen Wo Ping is set to direct with Donnie Yen starring as Silent Wolf and Michelle Yeoh reprising her role as Yu Shu Lien. The screenplay is based on Iron Knight, Silver Vase by Wang Du Lu, book 5 in the Crane-iron Pentalogy series, »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
Myriad Pictures has acquired international distribution rights to The English Teacher, starring Julianne Moore (The Kids Are All Right; Crazy, Stupid, Love), Michael Angarano (Brass Teapot, The Forbidden Kingdom, Haywire), Greg Kinnear (Little Miss Sunshine, Baby Mama, Stuck in Love), Lily Collins (Mirror Mirror, Abduction, The Blind Side), and Nathan Lane (The Producers, Mirror Mirror, “Modern Family”). Following the film’s recent world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, Myriad will screen the film for the first time for buyers at this month’s Cannes Marche du Film. The English Teacher is the charming story of a small town teacher whose mundane routine is turned around when a former student returns after failing as a playwright in New York City. The film was written by Dan Chariton and Stacy Chariton and is an Artina Films production. Linda Sinclair (Moore) is a forty-year-old unmarried high school English teacher in the small town of Kingston, »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
Thanks to Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, the true story of Bonnie and Clyde has become a piece of pop culture legend, the duo's crime spree across America known to just about everyone. But while director Arthur Penn's 1967 romanticized the tale of the tale of the two outlaws, we've never seen the other side of the story, from the point of view of those trying to take them down. Well, that's about to change. Deadline has learned that Liam Neeson and Woody Harrelson are now being looked at to star in Highwaymen, a film directed by John Lee Hancock about the two Texas Rangers who managed to hunt down and kill Bonnie and Clyde during their legendary Depression Era crime spree.The site says that John Fusco, whose credits include Hidalgo and The Forbidden Kingdom, scripted the drama, and that Media Rights Capital and Universal Pictures, who worked together »
The CW is moving quickly on piecing together its cast for the network's adaptation of Kass Morgan's fall release, The 100. Today, two new actors have been added to the cast of futuristic juvenile delinquents thrust back on the previously abandoned hellscape of Earth - Thomas McDonell and newcomer Christoper Larkin. View slideshow: Thomas McDonell McDonell (The Forbidden Kingdom, Suburgatory) will star as Finn, a popular troublemaker of The Ark, and Larkin (One Life To Live) will portray Monty, a sweet do-gooder who lends a hand to the leading lady Clarke (Eliza Taylor). Marie Avgeropoulos, Paige Turco and Isaiah Washington also star. 'The 100' by Kass Morgan Photo credit: Little, Brown Books The story synopsis for The 100 is as follows: In the future, humans live in citylike spaceships orbiting far a ,,, »
For a while now I've been wondering what happened to Stephen Chow. In the early 2000s he achieved international stardom with his movies Shaolin Soccer and Kung Fu Hustle, but then he sort of disappeared for a while. Although his last movie CJ7 was not particularly well-received, a couple of years later he was poised to make his Hollywood debut directing and co-starring in Sony's The Green Hornet. Unfortunately, he eventually left that project due to creative differences and then... nothing. After a few years away from the game, he's finally back this month with a new film that is on track to break China's all-time box office record. The movie is called Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons and it is a 3D fantasy film with (surprise!) a goofy sense of humour and over-the-top special effects. Based loosely on the same classic Chinese novel as The Forbidden Kingdom, »
Deadline reports that the Weinstein Company will start production in May for a sequel to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. This is over a decade since the original came out and won four Oscars. Though the film will be based on the same source material, "The Crane-Iron Pentalogy" by Wang Du Lu, the original's writers and director won't be returning. Veteran Chinese director Ronny Yu has replaced Ang Lee and John Fusco (The Forbidden Kingdom) penned the script. Either way, expect people flying around in lush landscapes. »
- Jesse David Fox
Get ready for some more high-flying martial arts action, because Deadline reports that The Weinstein Company are putting a Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon sequel into production in May of this year. Ronny Yu, who directed thirteen Chinese films before churning out American duds like Freddy vs. Jason and Bride of Chucky, is set to direct, while writer John Fusco (Hidalgo, The Forbidden Kingdom) will write the screenplay with Harvey Weinstein producing. None of the cast from the original has signed to return yet, but at least one major character should be back if they stick to the source material. More below! Crouching Tiger was based on the fourth book in the Crane Iron Pentalogy, and this new film will be based on Silver Vase, Iron Knight, the fifth book in the series. Ang Lee is reportedly not going to be involved in any way, but the story here follows Michelle Yeoh »
- Ben Pearson
Weinstein Company reportedly planning follow-up to martial arts epic, this time with Ronny Yu to direct
After a gap of more than 12 years, a sequel to the international martial arts hit Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is being readied – but without the participation of the original's director, Ang Lee.
A report on Deadline.com suggests that the Weinstein Company are moving ahead with the follow-up after settling a rights row over the source material, the five-strong series of the Crane-Iron novels by Chinese writer Wang Dulu, who died in 1977. Crouching Tiger was based largely on the fourth in Wang's series, while the sequel will be based on the fifth, titled Iron Knight, Silver Vase.
According to the report, John Fusco, writer of Jet Li's The Forbidden Kingdom, has been hired to write the script, and producer Harvey Weinstein has approached veteran Hong Kong director Ronny Yu – best known for The Bride With White Hair »
- Andrew Pulver
The Weinstein Company have announced a May start-of-production date for a sequel to 2000's "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," the Oscar-winning international hit from director Ang Lee.
'Crouching' was based on the fourth book in Wang Du Lu's "Crane-Iron Pentalogy". This one will be based on "Silver Vase, Iron Knight" which is the fifth book in the series.
It’s not immediately clear yet which actors will reprise their roles, but it's thought that some likely will.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
Deadline is reporting that The Weinstein Company feels confident enough it has secured the theatrical rights to Wang Du Lu's Crane-Iron Pentalogy series of novels that it is readying production on a sequel to 2000's international smash hit, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. That film, directed by Ang Lee and winner of four Oscars including Best Foreign Language Film, was the fourth in the series, and TWC is hoping to get its adaptation of book five, Silver Vase, Iron Knight up and running as early as this May.There is already a finished script, courtesy of The Forbidden Kingdom writer John Fusco, and the Weinsteins' are apparently courting Hong Kong director Ronny Yu to helm the sequel. Yu is currently in post-production on his upcoming Chinese-language epic,...
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Yes, you read that headline right: more than 12 years after its release in the U.S. (where it won the Oscar for Best Foreign-Language Film), "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" is getting a sequel. And no, Ang Lee is not involved. The Weinstein Company is moving ahead with a follow-up to the blockbuster martial arts film, setting a May start date for production in Asia. The studio is reportedly in talks with veteran Hong Kong director Ronny Yu ("Freddy vs. Jason," "Jet Li's Fearless") to helm from a script by John Fusco ("Hidalgo," "The Forbidden Kingdom") for a budget of $20 million. »
- HitFix Staff
Honestly, I had no idea that a Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon sequel was in the works. Did anyone else know about this? When was this even announced?
I may be out of the loop but it appears that at least one person knew about this, and that person is Harvey Weinstein, one half of The Weinstein Company, who are gearing up to film a sequel to Ang Lee’s film this May. Apparently, the studio has fought with Sony for the past little while over the rights to the books that Lee’s film was based on. Turns out Harvey won that battle (no surprise) and now he’s going ahead and putting out a sequel.
- Matt Joseph
Remember that Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon sequel that you never asked for and probably never heard of before I mentioned it at the beginning of this sentence? Well, it's going into production in May. Deadline has learned that The Weinstein Company has been quietly developing a follow-up to Ang Lee's Oscar-winning wuxia film and are now just a few months away from starting to roll cameras. John Fusco, whose previous titles include Hidalgo and The Forbidden Kingdom, has written the script while Bride of Chucky/Freddy vs. Jason director Ronny Yu is in talks to helm the picture. Ang Lee is not involved, though the writer is confident that they will be bringing back renowned fight choreographer Wo Ping Yuen. The story is said to be based on the same Crane-Iron Pentalogy by Wang Du Lu from which Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon was born, only they will be skipping around »
The Weinstein Company is developing a sequel to the classically awesome Ang Lee directed martial arts film Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon! The film production will start shooting in this coming May in Asia. The script for the film was written by John Fusco (Young Guns, Hidalgo, The Forbidden Kingdom), and the studio is looking at hiring Chinese director Ronny Yu (Warriors of Virtue, Bride of Chucky, Freddy Vs. Jason, Fearless) to develop the project, so Ang Lee won't be back to continue the franchise.
The movie is based on the same material for the Academy Award winning film. According to Deadline, it's based on Silver Vase, Iron Knight, which is the fifth book in the Crane-Iron Pentalogy by Wang Du Lu. Crouching Tiger was based on the fourth book in the series. Fusco had this to say in a statement,
This was an opportunity to explore a lifelong passion I’ve had for Wu Sia, »
- Joey Paur
Exclusive: The Weinstein Company has set a May production start in Asia on a sequel to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. There is a script by John Fusco, and TWC is in talks with veteran Chinese director Ronny Yu. Harvey Weinstein is producing. The new film is derived from the same source material as the Ang Lee-directed 2000 film that won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film and three other Academy Awards. Lee isn’t involved in this one, which is based on Silver Vase, Iron Knight. That is the fifth book in the Crane-Iron Pentalogy by Wang Du Lu. Crouching Tiger was the fourth book in the series. Fusco, whose credits include Spirit, Hidalgo and The Forbidden Kingdom, is an avid follower of Wu Sia, the centuries-old genre of Chinese fiction that this series is part of. “This was an opportunity to explore a lifelong passion I’ve had for Wu Sia, »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
16 items from 2013
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