A Joy Luck Club Movie Sequel Might Be in the Works
The overwhelming success of Crazy Rich Asians shows that there’s definitely a demand for diversity and representation on-screen. It’s taken quite a while for Asians to be represented again in a big way—25 years to be exact—but Hollywood studios might finally be listening.
On August 22, the cast of The Joy Luck Club reunited for a
Here’s what we know so far about the potential follow-up to the 1993 critically-acclaimed movie.
THE SCRIPT HOPES TO REUNITE THE ORIGINAL CAST.
Bass, who also co-wrote the original screenplay, only let a few details about the script slip, but the most important one was that the story intends to bring back the daughters (Waverly, Lena, Rose, and June) and their mothers (Lindo, Ying-Ying, An-Mei, and Suyuan) to the big screen.
IT WILL BE
SET 25 YEARS AFTER THE FIRST FILM.
Since the first movie already told the stories of each of the mothers and the daughters, this time around it will center on the new generation, the children of Waverly, Lena, Rose, and June. The story will be set in the present day, exactly 25 years after the events of the first film.
Bass tells Entertainment Tonight, “In other words, the mothers are now grandmothers. The daughters are now mothers and they each have a millennial daughter of their own. So, now it would be a three-generation—what’s that like in mother-daughter relations? Today’s world versus first, second generations and immigrants.”
A SCRIPT FOR A TV SERIES PILOT HAS ALSO BEEN MADE.
Aside from a feature film, Bass says there’s also a script for a television pilot. Between the two, however, he says a film is more likely: “The harder thing, as you know, for selling television versus features—that’s why I work in both—is that for television, they say it’s a million buyers but they actually have to put it on the air.” He continues, “For someone to buy your script for a feature, anybody can make one if you make it at the right price. Anybody can release them.”
BOTH ARE WAITING TO BE PICKED UP BY A STUDIO AND NETWORK.
The only thing that the potential sequel needs
Here’s to hoping the much-awaited sequel will finally get the green light.
Source: Entertainment Tonight