It's Happening: A 'Crazy Rich Asians' Sequel Is Moving Forward

This image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows Michelle Yeoh from left Henry Golding and Constance Wu in a scene from the film

Kevin Kwan, author of the book underlying the hit film "Crazy Rich Asians", faces up to three years in jail in his native Singapore.

The government said in a statement that Kwan was wanted for "defaulting on his NS obligations" for failing to register as required in 1990, and for staying overseas without a valid exit permit. He also didn't have the right permit for a long term stay overseas, the Ministry said.

"Mr Kwan is therefore wanted for defaulting on his NS obligations", Mindef said.

All male Singaporean citizens and second-generation permanent residents are required to undergo national service for two years. He reportedly applied twice to renounce his citizenship at a later date, but was rejected as he had not served in the military.

Kwan could not be reached for comment.

Kwan has lived in the USA ever since 1990, and attempted to officially renounce his Singaporean citizenship in 1994, according to Variety.

The romantic comedy, where the scion of a fabulously wealthy Singapore family brings home his not-so-rich Chinese-American economics professor girlfriend to attend his best friend's wedding and meet his disapproving parents, opened here Tuesday to packed audiences. Now, I haven't read China Rich Girlfriend, but I know a sequel hook when I see one, and considering how obligatory Astrid's storyline felt in the film when compared to the original Crazy Rich Asians novel (which integrates Astrid into the main plot much more smoothly), it only makes sense that the next film will have a stronger focus on her. With a target on her back, she has to fend off catty socialites and hold her own against Nick's domineering mother (Michelle Yeoh) while remaining true to herself.

Crazy Rich Asians may be going gangbusters at the US box office but that won't stop Singapore authorities from reminding author Kevin Kwan that rules are rules. Warner Bros. has the options for Kwan's entire trilogy. It is opening in many Asian cities this week.



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