Movie News

Yen confirms Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon rumours

Yen confirms Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon rumours
Clint

Donnie Yen (“Ip Man”, “The Monkey King”) has confirmed rumours he’s been offered a role in the recently announced “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” prequel.

“I will of course think about it, but there are two things that make me hesitate”, China.org.cn quoted the martial-arts proficient actor, saying. “The first is that my schedule this year is very packed. The second is that the first film is already such a classic. I am afraid of the pressure, that the original cannot be surpassed.”

Yen is said to have been offered HKD 50 million to join Michelle Yeoh, reprising her role from the original, for the sequel.

Directors said to be in the mix include David Thwaites and Ronny Yu.

The follow-up, to be produced by “Crouching Tiger” director Ang Lee and housed at The Weinstein Company, would be based on the fourth book in Wang Du Lu’s literary series, “Iron Knight-Silver Vase”.

Here’s a summary of “Iron Knight-Silver Vase” from :

“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.”

“Iron Knight-Silver Vase” was previously reported to be getting underway in May, with a 2014 release planned.

Share this story!Share on FacebookShare on TumblrShare on StumbleUponTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someoneShare on Google+Pin on PinterestDigg thisBuffer this pagePrint this pageShare on LinkedIn
(Visited 18 times, 18 visits today)
Movie News
Clint

Clint is the creator, editor and maintainer of Moviehole. Loves David Lynch, David Fincher... actually, any filmmaker by the name of David.

More in Movie News

star wars1

Teaser: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

AshAug 28, 2015
casting

Casting: Pfeiffer, Nivola, Benoist, Heughan, Stults, Worthington, Wilson, Boutella, Rajskub, White, Maestro

AshAug 28, 2015
mUtCgk

Avengers divided in new Captain America: Civil War art

AshAug 28, 2015
mads

Hannibal star in talks for Doctor Strange

AshAug 28, 2015
michael-fassbender1

Here’s Michael Fassbender as Callum Lynch!

Editorial StaffAug 28, 2015
rock-the-kasbah-trailer

Trailer : Rock the Kasbah

Brooke CampbellAug 28, 2015
the-martian-04

Watch a Martian on his Greatest Adventure

Brooke CampbellAug 28, 2015
timroth

Pulp Fiction reunion as Tim Roth joins The Brits Are Coming

Brooke CampbellAug 28, 2015
knock-knock-keanu-reeves-ana-de-armas

Knock Knock! It’s a Keanu Reeves one-sheet!

Brooke CampbellAug 28, 2015