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Netflix to screen Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon sequel in 2015

Netflix has secured exclusive streaming rights for the upcoming Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon sequel, due out next year. 

The follow up to Ang Lee’s Oscar-winning movie will be created in partnership with the Weinstein Company and will be titled Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend.

Ex-Bond girl Michelle Yeoh will reprise her role as warrior Yu Shu-Lien and Donnie Yen will also appear in the film as a new character named Silent Wolf.

The ancient Chinese village of Hongcun served as a backdrop for the original Crouching Tiger's choreographed chases
The next instalment of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon wil be produced by Netflix

Harvey Weinstein, co-chairman of the Weinstein Company said: “The movie-going experience is evolving quickly and profoundly, and Netflix is unquestionably at the forefront of that movement.

“We are tremendously excited to be continuing our great relationship with Netflix and bringing to fans all over the world the latest chapter in this amazing and intriguing story.” 

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend will be the first upcoming film that Netflix has been able to secure exclusive streaming rights to. The martial arts romance will also be shown in IMAX cinemas from August 2015. 

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

“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.” 

Netflix and the Weinstein Company have previously worked together to develop Marco Polo, an original drama about the famed explorer, which is due to hit TV screens in December.

Netflix costs £5.99/month and is available to watch online (Windows and Mac, Silverlight is currently required), iOS, Android, and a number of smart TV platforms including Roku and Chromecast

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