It's Happening: A 'Crazy Rich Asians' Sequel Is Moving Forward

Danny Woods
August 23, 2018

The author of the book that inspired the box office hit Crazy Rich Asians is wanted by officials in Singapore for failing to register for national service, the country's Ministry of Defence has said.

Director Jon M. Chu, and screenwriters Peter Chiarelli and Adele Lim will once again be collaborating for Crazy Rich Asians' newly revealed sequel. She has a flawless Asscher-cut diamond, a wedding dress she loves, and a fiancé willing to thwart his meddling relatives and give up one of the biggest fortunes in Asia in order to marry her. Then a chance accident reveals his identity.

Crazy Rich Asians was filmed entirely on location in Singapore and Malaysia. In an interview with ST previous year, he has said he himself is not a insane rich Asian but that he comes from a well-connected family.

Shot nearly entirely in Singapore, plot of the book and film make good use of Kwan's homeland - coming across as "a love letter to the food, culture and beauty of this area", according to the film's producer, Brad Simpson.

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"Let the audience ask for the sequel", Jacobson told Deadline over the weekend.

North American moviegoers have indeed spoken by spending $44.4 million for the Asian-centric rom-com in its first week on theaters, securing its top place at the box office.

The timing of the announcement is somewhat curious, just as Kwan is basking in the success of a ground-breaking hit in the USA but it comes after Singaporean media approached Government officials for comment on Kwan's status. Some of this was filmed for Crazy Rich Asians but ultimately cut, which means it could be center stage in the sequel (and just wait until we get to third one, you guys).

The movie is based on the best-selling novel by Singapore-born author Kevin Kwan.

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