Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon

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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny  the sequel to the original award-winning film returns to Netflix. The sequel is loosely connected to the film due to its focus on Michelle Yeoh‘s character Yu Shu Lien.  The plot, at this point, looks entirely standalone, but promises another eye-dazzling, high-flying, fantasy-tinged martial arts epic set in the same world as the first film.  Check out  the trailer for the film below.

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It seems that revolutionizing home video, video on demand, and television isn’t enough for Netflix, now the media giant has its sights set on feature film distribution as well with its plan for the martial arts drama sequel Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon II: The Green Destiny. Netflix has already dabbled in film distribution buying documentaries like Mitt and A Short Game and exclusively releasing them on their service, but releasing Crouching Tiger II is a whole new game, and given the way that Netflix has torn down walls in the business models they’ve conquered so far, I’d say that Hollywood studios would have legitimate reasons to be concerned after next summer. (more…)

Based on the traditional Chinese “wuxia” (martial arts and chivalry) genre, Ang Lee’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon was praised for it’s story, cinematography and mind-blowing martial arts sequences. Now the long-awaited and long-rumored sequel could finally be shooting as early as May, thanks to Sony and the Weinstein Company having cleared up their battle over the rights to the source material.

You see, just because your company is in the middle of court doesn’t mean you can’t plan for the future. The studio has been ready for years and already have themselves a script developed thanks to writer John Fusco. The new movie would be based on the book Iron Knight, Silver Vase, the fifth of five books in the Crane-Iron pentalogy by Wang Du Lu. Thus, it would be a continuation of the story of Yu Shu Lien, played by Michelle Yeoh in the first flick (which was based on the fourth book). Read on after the jump.

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