Netflix Sets 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’ Sequel

Netflix will premiere its first original movie, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend in summer 2015 simultaneously with the film’s theatrical release, the over-the-top video service announced Monday.

The movie, a sequel to the popular 2000 martial arts film, will debut on Netflix as well as in selected global IMAX theaters on Aug. 28, said company officials. The film, produced by the Weinstein Company, will star Michelle Yeoh reprising her role as Yu Shu-Lien, as well as Donnie Yen (Ip Man 1&2, Monkey King 3D) as Silent Wolf.

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend will be directed by martial arts choreographer Yuen Wo-Ping (The Matrix Trilogy and Kill Bill 1&2), said Netflix.

 “Fans will have unprecedented choice in how they enjoy an amazing and memorable film that combines intense action and incredible beauty,” said Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos. “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.”

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