Filming is now underway in New Zealand on the Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon sequel, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend, directed by Yuen Wo-Ping and starring Michelle Yeoh and Donnie Yen. The Crouching Tiger sequel marks Netflix’s first original movie, with the streaming network targeting an August 28, 2015 release on Netflix and in select IMAX theaters.
The sequel also features Harry Shum Jr, Jason Scott Lee, Roger Yuan, Eugenia Yuan, and Natasha Liu Bordizzo. John Fusco wrote the screenplay based on Wang Dulu’s Iron Knight, Silver Vase, and Harvey Weinstein, Peter Berg, and Sarah Aubrey are on board as producers.
“Fans will have unprecedented choice in how they enjoy an amazing and memorable film that combines intense action and incredible beauty,” stated Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos, announcing the start of production. “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.”
“The moviegoing experience is evolving quickly and profoundly, and Netflix is unquestionably at the forefront of that movement,” said TWC Co-Chairman Harvey Weinstein. “We are tremendously excited to be continuing our great relationship with Netflix and bringing to fans all over the world the latest chapter in this amazing and intriguing story.”
“IMAX has a terrific opportunity, via this partnership with Netflix, to release Crouching Tiger – a high-quality, action-packed film that is right in our wheelhouse — at the end of the summer blockbuster season,” added Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend echoes the themes of the original movie, but tells its own story — one of lost love, young love, a legendary sword and one last opportunity at redemption, set against breathtaking action in an epic martial arts battle between good and evil that will decide the fate of the Martial World.
-By Rebecca Murray
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