Movie and TV streaming service Netflix has signed a deal to premiere Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend, a sequel to Ang Lee’s acclaimed martial arts epic.
The film, which is produced by The Weinstein Company, will be available to subscribers from 28th August 2015. It will also be screened in selected IMAX cinemas.
The film is said to echoes the themes of the original film while telling a new story of young love, a legendary sword and one last opportunity at redemption.
Michelle Yeoh reprises her role as Yu Shu-Lien alongside Donnie Yen.
Netflix says the film is the first of several it will premiere.
“Fans will have unprecedented choice in how they enjoy an amazing and memorable film that combines intense action and incredible beauty,” said Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos.
“We are honoured 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.”
“The moviegoing experience is evolving quickly and profoundly, and Netflix is unquestionably at the forefront of that movement,” said TWC Co-Chairman Harvey Weinstein.
“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 .”