Film Producer David Thwaites Tapped To Helm SILVER VASE, IRON KNIGHT
According to new reports from Jayne Stars, Silver Vase, Iron Knight the upcoming sequel to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon may have found its director in actor David Thwaites, whose credits also include producer and executive producer in such films as Robocop and Black Swan, respectively. The news comes as word began developing around Donnie Yen’s hyped appearance in the upcoming film.
Among other details, Jayne Stars also divulged some new information about the character Yen is in talks to play, which is that of Michelle Yeoh’s character’s dead fianceè. The salary offered to Yen, which an MSN report stated was a secret according to the action star, was $50 million HKD.
Yeoh is already slated to appear in the upcoming film to reprise her character from Ang Lee’s 2000 award-winning martial arts classic. The film will be based on a script by John Fusco, with legendary action choreographer Yuen Woo-Ping directing the fight scenes. Meanwhile, Donnie Yen is still currently filming Iceman Cometh 3D, and also has a few other films to begin development and promotion as well, including the 3D release of The Monkey King, Special Identity and Ip Man 3D.
Stay tuned for future reports.
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