Warner Bros. Studios has already greenlit a sequel to Jon M. Chu’s lucrative romantic comedy Crazy Rich Asians, just one week after its domestic release.
The feel-good flick has been causing a big stir in the US, after a $35.3 million five-day total from a budget of $30 million. The sequel has already announced that screenwriters Peter Chiarelli and Adele Lim will return, alongside Chu. It is presently unclear if the sequel will follow the events of China Rich Girlfriend, itself a sequel to author Kevin Kwan’s original Crazy Rich Asians novel that the film adapts. The books are a trilogy which concludes with Rich People Problems, should Warner Bros. seek to make a true franchise from the property.
The feature has been receiving a serious boost from what industry analysts are referring to as ‘the Black Panther effect’; a Hollywood picture with a non-white cast being celebrated by those it’s culturally representing.
Crazy Rich Asians currently has a 93% on Rotten Tomatoes, and an A CinemaScore, and is due for UK release on the 14th September, this year.
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