LOS ANGELES (NYTIMES) – Crazy Rich Asians followers will get an enormous, fats, hijinks-filled sequel. But they could have to attend for it.
Warner Bros confirmed on Wednesday (Aug 22) that plans are moving ahead to show Crazy Rich Asians right into a big-screen franchise after the romantic comedy touched a cultural nerve, producing practically US$40 million (S$55 million) in ticket gross sales throughout its first six days in theatres.
Jon M. Chu, who directed the movie, and the manufacturing crew behind it would reunite for a sequel, which can be based mostly on China Rich Girlfriend, the second novel in Kevin Kwan’s best-selling Crazy Rich Asians collection.
Negotiations are nonetheless persevering with to convey again Adele Lim and Peter Chiarelli, who wrote the Crazy Rich Asians screenplay.
Warner, which additionally holds the movie rights for Kwan’s third novel, Rich People Problems, has not but given a sequel a inexperienced mild as a result of there isn’t a script.
The funds for a sequel might depend upon how Crazy Rich Asians performs in main abroad markets, the place it would roll out within the coming weeks.
A sequel might additionally take a while to materialise as a result of Chu will quickly start capturing one other Warner mission – an adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway musical In The Heights, which is scheduled for release in summer season 2020.
Warner’s determination to discover a sequel is just not a shock. Chu teased the likelihood whereas selling the release of Crazy Rich Asians, which price about US$30 million to make.
He left open the door to a different story with a scene through the credit.
And the fact is that different studios are prone to attempt to capitalise on the demand that Crazy Rich Asians uncovered for movies led by Asian stars; Warner could be silly to face down.
China Rich Girlfriend finds main characters Nick and Rachel (performed by Henry Golding and Constance Wu within the present movie) looking for her lost father in China.
It additionally brings Nick’s fashionista cousin Astrid (Gemma Chan) extra to the fore.