'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' Sequel Coming To Netflix And IMAX
Netflix will be producing its first original film, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend, a sequel to 2000’s Oscar-winning film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend
The film, a joint venture with The Weinstein Company, is set to debut on Netflix streaming Aug. 28, 2015, but fans who demand to see the martial arts sequences on a big screen will be able to see the sequel in select IMAX theaters.
“Fans will have unprecedented choice in how they enjoy an amazing and memorable film that combines intense action and incredible beauty. We are honored to be working with Harvey Weinstein and a world-class team of creators to bring this epic story to people all over the world and to partner with IMAX, a brand that represents the highest quality of immersive entertainment, in the distribution of this film,” said Ted Sarandos, the chief content officer at Netflix.
Yuen Wo-Ping (Tai Chi Master) will direct the film. He previously worked as the martial arts choreographer for The Matrix Trilogy and Kill Bill. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend will incorporate the themes of young love and honor, and the script, written by John Fusco, is based on the novel Iron Knight, Silver Vase.
“The moviegoing experience is evolving quickly and profoundly, and Netflix is unquestionably at the forefront of that movement. We are tremendously excited to be continuing our great relationship with Netflix and bringing to fans all over the world the last chapter in this amazing and intriguing story,” said Harvey Weinstein.
Harry Shum Jr. Joins Cast
Though director Ang Lee won’t be returning, star Michelle Yeoh is set to reprise her role as Yu Shu-lien. Donnie Yen (Ip Man) has also signed on to play Silent Wolf. Glee’s Harry Shum Jr. will also be joining the cast, and has been keeping fans updated while on the set, posting photos of his bruises post-fights.
“Not allowed to post photos of set but here is the aftermath of a fight sequence we just shot,” Shum wrote.
Shum may be best known for playing Mike Chang on Glee, but his career as a dancer and choreographer suggests that he’ll be right at home performing artful fight sequences.