Harry Shum Jr., whose moves (and abs) you know and love from Glee, has been cast as one of the leads in the sequel to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon which started production this week.
'Glee's' Harry Shum Jr. Joins 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' Sequel
Yes, there is Crouching Tiger sequel in the works. Directed by master action choreographer Yuen Wo-Ping, the movie is set twenty years after the events of Ang Lee's award-winning martial arts drama. The sequel's cast includes Donnie Yen and Michelle Yeoh, reprising her role Yu Shu-lien.
Harry will play Tie-Fang, a kung fu hero who must fight to keep a legendary sword out of the wrong hands:
Written by John Fusco (The Forbidden Kingdom), the movie is set 20 years after the events of Crouching Tiger and revolves around four heroes of the martial arts world -- Silent Wolf, Yu Shu-lien, Tie-Fang and Snow Vase -- who must use their courage and skills to keep the legendary sword Green Destiny from the hands of the villainous Hades Dai.
Donnie Yen already is cast as Silent Wolf, and Michelle Yeoh is on board as Yu Shu-lien.
Shum will play Tie-Fang.
Good for Harry. He's definitely got some moves -- looking forward to see them used for some cinematic asskicking. Alongside legends like Donnie Yen and Michelle Yeoh, no less.
The sequel, reportedly titled Crouching Tiger 2: The Green Destiny, is being produced by The Weinstein Company and will shoot in New Zealand and China. Am I the only one who is concerned that script is written by the guy whose credits include that craptastic Jet Li/Jackie Chan movie The Forbidden Kingdom?