Streaming giant Netflix is entering the film industry and make a sequel to Ang Lee’s Oscar winner Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. The film will premiere next year on Netflix and selected cinemas.
The film has been titled Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green legend, says Variety. Director is Yuen Wo-Ping as previously done fight scenes including the Matrix trilogy and Kill Bill. Starring Michelle Yeoh and Donnie Yen.
The sequel is based on the novel Iron Knight, Silver Vase by Wang Dulu. Screenplay was written by John Fusco.
Premiere Date on Netflix and certain cinemas on August 28 next year. Streaming Giant makes the film along with The Weinstein Company.
The first film directed by Ang Lee received several Oscars, including best foreign film in 2000, and recorded over 1.5 billion.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green legend is no one-time effort. Netflix has plans to become involved in more movies to be shown on the streaming service, and movie theaters.