Following on from “The Grandmaster,” filmmaker Wong Kar-Wai has shifted his plans for his next project with an adaptation of short stories by Jin Yucheng entitled “Blossoms” set to be his next film.
The book provides a vivid image of the daily life of ordinary Shanghai people and focuses on around one hundred characters over two time-lines: from the 1960s to the mid-1970s, and from the 1980s to the start of the 21st century.
As the two time periods alternate, the book unveils the two faces of the city: the Shanghai of old and the modernized metropolis of today. Wong is scripting the film version with Jin which will likely focus on a smaller subset of characters.
Wong was originally going to make “The Ferryman” next but now only remains attached to that project as a producer.