Laurence Yep has a reputation for being the premier Chinese-American writer. It's an awesome compliment when notable filmmakers want to adapt your books to film.
Laurence Yep writes books for children and young adults. Many know him for book series called Golden Mountain Chronicles. Screenwriter David Magee (Finding Neverland (watch trailer)) was or is (??) adapting Yep's book - The Tiger's Apprentice (Book One) - into a feature film in 3D animation.
Hoping another one of Laurence Yep's books - City of Fire - might also be adapted. There's an evil dragon and lost treasures of an emperor weaved into the storyline. How can anybody resist turning it into a major feature film?
* * Will The Tiger's Apprentice Ever Be an Animated Film? - Learned about this film adaptation several years back. This animation project is either "on hold" or has been abandoned. Can't seem to find any updates about the effort. Perhaps they're furiously working to complete it, but keeping it all very hush hush because they want to surprise viewers with the finished product! Hope Magee and company see it through. Sounds fantastic! :)