The Weinstein Company has struck a deal to simultaneously release martial arts sequel, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend, on both Netflix and IMAX theatres.
The film is being billed as Netflix’s “first original movie” and will tell a story of “lost love, young love, a legendary sword and one last opportunity at redemption.”
Original star Michelle Yeoh will be returning for round two, alongside Donnie Yen and Harry Shum Jr, while renowned martial arts choreographer Yuen Wo-Ping will be behind the camera.
“The moviegoing experience is evolving quickly and profoundly, and Netflix is unquestionably at the forefront of that movement,” said 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.”
Principle photography is currently underway in New Zealand, with the film set to premiere on Netflix and in selected global IMAX theatres on 28 August 2015.