Sony Pictures Classics is handing wuxia fans an encore presentation with Ang Lee’s decorated 2000 release, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon in theaters everywhere on February 17. The studio made the announcement several days ago via social media and a brand-new trailer which you can view at the bottom of the page.
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Filming is expected to kick off this Spring under helmer and legendary action filmmaker Yuen Woo-Ping, from script by John Fusco based on the pentalogy of classic novels by Wang Du Lu. The film will star returning actress, international leading lady of action Michelle Yeoh, and actors Xiaoming and action star Donnie Yen, the latter two who previosuly appeared together with Sammo Hung and Darren Shahlavi in the Wilson Yip-directed eponymous martial arts action biopic, Ip Man 2.
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.
There is no word yet on who is set to helm the upcoming film, Silver Vase, Iron Knight since director Ronny Yu backed out a few weeks ago. But the word is now that as busy as Donnie Yen is these days while working on the upcoming overbudgeted 3D reboot of Iceman Cometh, is he is also set to star in the aforementioned sequel to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, which is slated to begin filming this May, with a screenplay by John Fusco.
Metro recently got the chance to speak to international actress and action star Michelle Yeoh about her career from her days in dance to her rise as a Hong Kong action star. Among other things, the interview also illustrates where Yeoh currently stands while it is rumored she may reprise her role in Silver Vase, Iron Knight, the sequel to Ang Lee’s 2000 Oscar and Academy award-winning epic wuxia action love story, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, set to start shooting this May.