Netflix To Release Sequel To ‘Crouching Tiger’

Art & Culture

After successful ventures into producing exclusive TV shows, with series' such as House of Cards, Breaking Bad and Orange is the New Black proving to be both critical and commercial hits, the subscription based streaming servive Netflix has announced that it is to move into producing movies. The first project looks like a big 'un – a sequel to 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon', Ang Lee's feted martial arts epic.  After striking a deal with rights holders, the Weinstein Company, Netfix announced that the sequel will air on Netflix and in IMAX cinemas in August 2015.

According to BBC News,

"The sequel, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend, will see former Bond girl Michelle Yeoh reprise her role as warrior Yu Shu-Lien, while Chinese action star Donnie Yen joins the cast as a character called Silent Wolf."

"However, director Ang Lee will not be returning to film the sequel. Those duties have been taken over by Chinese director Yuen Wo-Ping, who has already started filming in New Zealand."