Crouching Tiger sequels on the anvil

The book on which hit martial arts film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is based is set to become a major movie franchise.

india Updated: Mar 11, 2006 21:22 IST

The book on which hit martial arts film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is based is set to become a major movie franchise and also into a stage show.

The movie's producers Bob and Harvey Weinstein are working on a stage version of the film and turning the books that inspired the movie into three prequels and a sequel, according to Contactmusic.com.

Harvey Weinstein says: Crouching Tiger was one of the most successful foreign language films of all time, and there is a whole world of material in all these books that can be explored in a series of great films, much like The Lord Of The Rings trilogy."

The producers also hope to persuade the Oscar winner Ang Lee to return to direct the movies.

First Published: Mar 12, 2006 16:00 IST