Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Teaser Trailer
The Farewell To Middle-earth Issue
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe: Get 12 Issues For £25
Buy the perfect Christmas present this year
Farewell To Middle-earth
Full details of our Peter Jackson-edited issue
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
24 December 2014
Andy Serkis Takes Us Inside The Imaginarium
The actor-director gives us a tour of his state-of-the-art studio
Sony To Release The Interview After All
Update: US cinemas get limited roll-out
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
23 December 2014
Justin Lin Will Direct Star Trek 3
To fast and furiously go...
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Fast And Furious 6
Empire Star Rating
Fast & Furious 5: Rio Heist
Empire Star Rating
Fast & Furious
Empire Star Rating
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)
Empire Star Rating
Annapolis (2006)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Justin Lin Adapting Chinglish
He's making a rom-com

24 April 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Variety

submit to reddit

Justin Lin Adapting Chinglish

Though he’s become best known for his work on the Fast & Furious franchise (and to those who are streets ahead, his two excellent episodes of US sitcom Community), Justin Lin has dabbled in more than just tyre-screeching action and muscled blokes swapping slighty corny dialogue. He’s looking to broaden back out again, snatching the rights to David Henry Hwang’s play Chinglish to adapt it into a movie.

Chinglish follows an American businessman arriving in a busy Chinese province looking for a lucrative contract for his family’s sign-making firm. But he soon discovers that language barriers and other issues are not so easily overcome, especially when emotions are involved. One of the production’s big differences from other plays is the use of both English and Mandarin (with subtitles on the latter).

The play, which was first staged in Chicago, has enjoyed a run on Broadway and is now heading on an international tour. It’s on the Great White Way that Lin first saw the play and realised its potential: "As soon as I saw Chinglish on Broadway, I began to envision this smart and insightful cross-cultural comedy as a film," Lin tells Variety.

Hwang has been hired to handle the script adaptation and will be a co-producer. He also seems pleased with the collaboration. "I've loved Justin's work ever since he burst on the scene with Better Luck Tomorrow and it feels very right to be collaborating with him on the movie version of my play.”

Given Lin’s busy schedule (he’s currently gearing up for Fast Six and has other projects sitting in his development garage), there’s no word on when this will start shooting, assuming he ends up taking the job himself.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

New Hotel Transylvania Trailer Online
Where monsters can rest in peace
Denzel Washington Could Be The Equalizer
Update: He's in!

Your Comments

Streets ahead
Nice Community reference! More

Posted by deadlyrivers at 00:00 on 25 April 2012 | Report This Post

SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS

SAVE UP TO 69% GET 12 ISSUES FOR ONLY £25
Get the best seat in the house by subscribing to the world's biggest movie magazine today. Save up to 69% and every month you'll get exclusive subscriber-only covers, access to the biggest stars and the best news, reviews and behind-the-scenes reports straight from the set. Click here to find the perfect offer for you


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Empire's Three Favourite Scenes Of 2014
A hat-trick of moneyshots from the last 12 months

The 32 Funniest Movie Moments Of The Year
2014's side-splittingest scenes

The 10 Best Games Of The Year
2014's top pixel-pushers duke it out for the number one slot

Dan Stevens: The Breakout Star Of 2014
We congratulate The Guest star on his year to remember

The 15 Most Memorable Character Deaths Of The Year
2014’s RIP honour roll

Watch: Night At The Museum's Cast Share Their Favourite Robin Williams Performance
Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson and Ben Kingsley pay tribute to the actor

Watch: Jack O'Connell And Luke Treadaway Talk Unbroken
On POWs, panto and how to name your bomber

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)