For our project on the future of movies, the director is mostly hopeful that diversity will take hold, but still realistic.
The project, about the rescue of 12 boys and their soccer coach from a cave in Thailand last year, will feature two directors, including John Chu of “Crazy Rich Asians.”
Chinese officials haven’t given their blessing to showing the popular movie in China, and it may not resonate there anyway because of cultural differences.
The director, Jon M. Chu, and the producers behind the original will reunite for “China Rich Girlfriend,” the second novel in Kevin Kwan’s series.
Kevin Kwan, who left the country as a child, could face a fine or possible imprisonment for not fulfilling his national service obligations.
With $25 million in weekend ticket sales, “Crazy Rich Asians” gave Hollywood its best-selling comedy since “Girls Trip,” another unusually inclusive film.
The director Jon M. Chu explains his visual choices for a scene in which rumors about a couple (Henry Golding and Constance Wu) are spread through social media.
Jon M. Chu narrates a sequence from his film.
Prominent Asian-Americans have been renting out theaters for screenings of the film, hoping to spread demand for more movies with Asian leads.