Netflix, the hugely popular video streaming site, is all set to roll out its very first feature length film some time later next year, and this particular bit of news came about after Netflix came to an understanding with the Weinstein Company, at least according to reports on the ground. As to what this film will be, all about, it so happens to be the sequel to the Oscar-winning martial arts drama by Ang Lee – that is, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, where it will be shown in the comfort of your own home – or you can always opt to hop over to the nearest IMAX cinema if that is not your cup of tea.
The video streaming site Netflix will release its first feature-length film next year after striking a deal with the Weinstein Company. The sequel to Ang Lee’s Oscar-winning martial arts drama Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon will be shown on Netflix and in Imax cinemas in August. Netflix has over 50 million subscribers, in more than 40 countries. The firm already produces its own TV programmes, notably the politically-themed House of Cards. “The movie-going experience is evolving quickly and profoundly, and Netflix is unquestionably at the forefront of that movement,” said Harvey Weinstein, co-chairman of the Weinstein Company. “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.” The sequel, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend, will see former Bond girl Michelle Yeoh reprise her role as warrior Yu Shu-Lien, while Chinese action star Donnie Yen joins the cast as a character called Silent Wolf. However, director Ang Lee will not be returning to film the sequel. Those duties have been taken over by Chinese director Yuen Wo-Ping, who has already started filming in New Zealand.