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In 2000, “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” was released and immediately hit international success. Directed by Oscar-winning director Ang Lee, the kungfu movie was one of the few foreign-language films to cross over to the North American mainstream, earning USD128 milllion at the US box office and not one, not two, but 4 Academy Awards. Oh, it was also nominated in 10 Academy Awards categories, by the way.
Actually, to call it a success is a sore understatement then!
3 years after the release, news broke that a sequel was being developed. Reportedly titled, “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2: The Green Destiny”, the film is well on it way to production. Michelle Yeoh will be returning to the film while action icon Donnie Yen (of “Ip Man” fame) will star alongside our very own Malaysian pride. Michelle will play Yu Shu-lien while Donnie will play Silent Wolf.
And there’s one more actor to add to the bill!
Famous for his role as Mike Chang in the hit TV series, “Glee”, it was reported that Harry Shum Jr will join the “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2: The Green Destiny” cast. He will play Tie-Fang, making up 3/4 warriors! What? Yes.
Doesn’t he look the part?
Together with Michelle and Donnie, the heroes of the martial arts world will once again attempt to retrieve the Green Destiny sword from a sinister foe, the villainous Hades Dai. “Crouching Tiger. Hidden Dragon 2: The Green Destiny” is set 20 years after the first film and will be directed and choreographed by Woo-ping Yuen.
Ooh, we can’t wait to get our hands on some production/behind-the-scenes pictures!
The sequel will be released in 2015.