“Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” hit theatres 15 years ago and it’s still being touted as one of the greatest and most influential foreign language films in the US.
Highly praised for its martial arts sequences, the movie managed to spawn a sequel, with Academy Award-winning producer Harvey Weinstein attached to produce it.
Titled “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny”, the sequel will make its debut on the big screen next year and its trailer was released ahead of the film release.
The 2nd “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” film is being directed by the renowned martial arts choreographer and “Tai Chi Master” director, Yuen Wo-Ping. It is written by John Fusco (of “Marco Polo” fame) based on Wang Dulu’s acclaimed novel “Iron Knight, Silver Vase” (book 5 in the “Crane-Iron” pentalogy).
Michelle Yeoh returns for the sequel to reprise her role as Yu Shu-Lien, who must now strive to protect the Green Destiny, a mythically powerful sword wielded by Chow Yun Fat‘s character in the first film, from an evil warlord.
Best known for his role in “Ip Man“, Donnie Yen is starring in it as Silent Wolf. The 2 renowned actors are starring alongside “Glee” actor Harry Shum Jr., Jason Scott Lee (of “Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story” fame), Roger Yuan, Eugenia Yuan, and newcomer Natasha Liu Bordizzo.
Besides Weinstein, the movie is also being produced by Peter Berg and Sarah Aubrey. Morten Tyldum is exucutive producing it alongside Ralph Winter, Anthony Wong, and Bey Logan.
Check out the first trailer of “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny” below:
“Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny” is slated to be released on Netflix and select IMAX theatres on 26th December 2016.
Source: Coming Soon.