Wong Kar-wai is reportedly finished with a script for a “Chungking Express” sequel. Apparently, the film is titled “Chungking Express 2020” and has already been approved by the Chinese government for production back in April. So, it seems as if it’s only a matter of time before we see Wong Kar-wai return to the world he created in the 1994 romance.
Here’s the reported synopsis:
In 1990s Hong Kong, the lovelorn Policeman No. 223 encounters a blonde female assassin. They only spend a short time together overnight. The Policeman No. 663, getting over a failed relationship, has his life gradually changed by a “dreamer” who broke into his apartment. In Chongqing in 2036, young Xiaoqian and May are unwilling to be matched with their genetically-assigned partner, and are determined to find their own “destiny.”
It’s unclear if or when Wong Kar-wai might get behind the camera for the feature. As the report indicates, he’s only listed as a screenwriter, so there is the chance that it could be made with a different director, which means “Chungking Express 2020” could be coming sooner than later. However, it could be a while still if we’re waiting for the original director to find time in his schedule to helm this sequel. Either way, it’s something to look forward to, as more Wong Kar-wai is always a good thing.
Post by Martin Stett on Sept 25, 2020 16:39:54 GMT
I wish that I liked his movies more. I can't remember why, but I was bored by Chungking Express and only found In the Mood for Love to be "okay." I do remember it not being objective, I just found that the movies didn't work for me. I'm still game for this. Maybe a rewatch of the original will change my mind.