If you loved Ang Lee‘s 2000 epic Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, the forthcoming sequel Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny will definitely be on your watchlist when it hits IMAX theaters and Netflix in February 2016.
Directed by Yuen Woo-ping, who also did the fight choreography, and written by John Fusco, the American-Chinese martial arts film is based on the novel Iron Knight, Silver Vase by Du Lu Wang.
Sword of Destiny sees Michelle Yeoh reprise her role as Yu Shu Lien, and also stars Donnie Yen (Ip Man), Harry Shum, Jr. (Glee), Jason Scott Lee (Back to the Future Part II), Roger Yuan (Skyfall), Eugenia Yuan (Memoirs of a Geisha), JuJu Chan (Hit Girls), Chris Pang (Tomorrow, When the War Began), Shuya Chang (Revenge of the Green Dragons) and newcomer Natasha Liu Bordizzo.
The film was produced by David Thwaites and Harvey Weinstein under China Film Group, Pegasus Taihe Entertainment, The Weinstein Company, and Yucaipa Films, with distribution by RADiUS-TWC.
Sword of Destiny will be the first feature film to premiere simultaneously in IMAX theaters and on Netflix on February 8, 2016 in China and February 26, 2016 in the U.S.
A film tie-in novel of the same name, written by Justin Hill (The Drink and Dream Teahouse), will be released via Weinstein Books
Its predecessor Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon grossed $213.5 million 15 years ago. See Sword of Destiny‘s poster and stills below.