‘Crouching Tiger’ Sequel Set for Simultaneous Netflix, Imax Release in First of Its Kind Deal

The movie will debut in IMAX theaters and on the streaming service in August 2015

Last Updated: September 29, 2014 @ 11:19 PM

Netflix and The Weinstein Company will release the sequel to “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” simultaneously in IMAX theaters and on the online streaming service in August 2015, the companies announced on Monday.

The film is to be the first of several major films backed by Netflix to premiere on the same day on the streaming service and in select IMAX theaters globally.

Also read: ‘Glee’ Star Harry Shum Jr. Joins ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’ Sequel

“Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend” will welcome back original cast member Michelle Yeoh, reprising her role as Yu Shu-Lien, joining Donnie Yen as Silent Wolf. Yuen Wo-Ping is taking the directing reigns from Ang Lee, whose 2000 film won the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar.

The sequel is described as echoing the themes of the original movie, but will tell a new story set against an epic martial arts battle between good and evil that will decide the fate of the Martial World.

Also read: Ang Lee Eyed to Direct Iraq War Movie ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’ (Exclusive)

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

“Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend” will be released on Netflix and in theaters on Aug 28, 2015.

Keep
Reading...

Looks like you’re enjoying reading
Keep reading by creating
a free account or logging in.