Netflix releases trailer for martial arts epic Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny


Netflix has revealed the trailer for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny, a.k.a. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend. The legendary Yuen Wo-Ping directs the long-in-development sequel to Ang Lee’s hit Oscar-nominated martial arts film.

Based on the acclaimed novel, Iron Knight, Silver Vase, by Wang Dulu (book 5 in the Crane-Iron Pentalogy) and written by John Fusco (Marco Polo) the new film is produced by Academy Award winner Harvey Weinstein (The King’s Speech, The Artist), Emmy Award winner Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights, Lone Survivor, Hancock), and Sarah Aubrey (Friday Night Lights, Lone Survivor, Hancock), and is executive produced by Morten Tyldum (Headhunters, The Imitation Game), Ralph Winter (X-Men franchise), Anthony Wong, and Bey Logan (The Medallion).

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny stars Donnie Yen as Meng Sizhao / Silent Wolf, Michelle Yeoh as Yu Shu Lien, Harry Shum Jr. as Tiefang, Jason Scott Lee as Hades Dai, Eugenia Yuan as Blind Enchantress, Juju Chan as Silver Dart Shi, Chris Pang as Flying Blade, Darryl Quon as Turtle Ma, Roger Yuan as Iron Crow, , Shuya Chang as Jen Yu, Natasha Liu Bordizzo as Snow Vase, Andrew Stehlin as Black Tiger, Thanh Van Ngo as Mantis, Tim Wong as Traveller and Yoson An.

The film – which was originally scheduled to open in August of this year – will simultaneously premiere on Netflix and at select IMAX theaters on Feburary 26, 2016. It’s still unclear how many IMAX theaters will actually screen the movie because many major distributors in the U.S., including Regal and AMC, decided to boycott the release when the sequel was announced in September of 2014, because of the day-and-date release window, shattering traditional release schedules in theaters and then later on home video formats.