Crouching Tiger prequels
Those Weinstein Brothers are in overdrive and have just bought the rights to the series of books by the Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon author in order to bring them to the screen...and stage!
According to Coming Soon:
Bob and Harvey Weinstein are planning to bring a legit version of martial arts film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon to the stage, and are also developing the five books that encompass "Tiger" as a film franchise of three prequels and a sequel, reports Variety.
They have acquired worldwide rights to develop and produce a stage adaptation of Chinese author Wang Du Lu's "Crane -- Iron Pentalogy," a series of novels that includes "Tiger" as its fourth installment.
So they are all set to come to the stage...don't fear though, the screen is mentioned as well. They will be in Chinese language, and they look set to ask Ang Lee to do the honours. Amazingly, they do not have their eyes set on a remake of Crouching Tiger.
I don't know about you, but most of that story sounds plain silly, until we get to the end. Looks like they are actually approaching the idea of prequels with some reverence and care for the subject matter. Perhaps the Big W isn't as bad as some had thought?