Is it totally absurd?
Following the success of Crazy Rich Asians in Hollywood, everyone's anticipating the sequel to do just as well. The sequel, called "China Rich Girlfriend" is already in the works and is suggested to be heading to China for shooting.
But one of the investors behind it is hoping to change the movie title for the upcoming film sequel.
In an interview with the South China Morning Post, Liu Yang, head of private equity fund China Cultural and Entertainment Fund (CCEF) revealed that she wanted the name change to show global audiences what modern Chinese youth culture is all about.
“The sequel will truly come to China, and it has to reflect the new money. The first movie is about old money, the sequel is about new money,” Liu says. “The sequel has to link to the fresh power in China, the new consumption, the new ideas. We may even rename it ‘Shanghai Rich Girlfriends.’”
Last year, CCEF purchased a stake in the “Crazy Rich Asians” production.
According to Liu, though she took a “passive role” in the making of the first film, she is going to be heavily involved in the sequel’s production “right from the conception of the screenplay.”
Liu said she was not that hands-on during the first film as she “was not very interested” in its setting, which is Singapore.
Of course, with the sheer success of Crazy Rich Asians in the box office standing at $140 million with a production budget of $30 million, the sequel is expected to be bigger and better.
Though it has raked in huge numbers, “Crazy Rich Asians” has yet to be even shown in China. It is totally possible that the sequel, which is suggested to be called “Shanghai Rich Girlfriends”, may not get to be shown in the country.
What do you think of the change of name for the Crazy Rich Asians sequel? Totally unnecessary or does it make sense? Let us know in the comments.
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