The film Crazy Rich Asians has only been released in the Philippines yesterday but a sequel is already in the works.
The sequel will still be directed by John M. Chu and will maintain his team.
Crazy Rich Asians has done well in the US, where it earned $34 million (roughly P1.82 billion) domestically in its first five days. It also has a 93% on Rotten Tomatoes, citing a “terrific cast and a surfeit of visual razzle dazzle,” as well as taking “a satisfying step forward for screen representation while deftly drawing inspiration from the classic — and still effective — rom-com formula.”
The film is adapted on Kevin Kwan’s hugely successful trilogy, which follows Rachel Chu, an Asian-American professor, who visits Singapore to visit his boyfriend’s family. Unbeknownst to her, her boyfriend Nick Young’s family is one of the richest in Asia.
The sequel is called China Rich Girlfriend and will follow the events of the first film. It has not been greenlit yet but is “moving forward with development.” And it looks like Warner Bros. will also adapt the last of the trilogy, Rich People Problems. According to producer Brad Simpson in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, “We have a plan with Kevin for the next two films.”
Crazy Rich Asians has done well in the US after Hollywood has faced backlash on the lack of representation in cinema. It is the first film since 1993’s Joy Luck Club to have a nearly all Asian-American cast.
Crazy Rich Asians stars Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Gemma Chan, Awkwafina, Ken Jeong, and Michelle Yeoh.
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