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The Weinstein Company and NetFlix have agreed to make the new Crouching Tiger: Hidden Dragon available online as it debuts at IMAX cinemas.

The title will be Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend. It is based on Wang Dulu’s five Crane-Iron novels (see my posts in October 2013), mostly the last book, Iron Knight, Silver Vase.

Michelle Yeoh returns for the sequel. Donnie Yen of Ip Man is the new leading man, with Yuen Woo-ping directing (True Legend, choreography on Kill Bill 2) with the script by John Fusco (Young Guns II, The Forbidden Kingdom, Hidalgo).

The scheduled release date is August 28, 2015. The Weinstein Company and Netflix already have a deal for the first season of Marco Polo, starting December 12 this year.