Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Destiny<臥虎藏龍Ⅱ：青冥寶劍> will be streamed on Netflix simultaneously when it opens in theaters on August 28, 2015. American streaming service, Netflix, has announced its partnership with The Weinstein Company (TWC) and plans to stream the blockbuster martial arts sequel on its platform.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2: The Green Destiny is directed by Yuen Woo Ping (袁和平) and is based on the fifth book of The Crane-Iron Series, written by Wang Dulu (王度廬). The film sees Michelle Yeoh (楊紫瓊) reprise her role as the swordswoman Yu Shu Lien and the introduction of a new character, Silent Wolf, played by Donnie Yen (甄子丹).
Currently filming in New Zealand, The Green Destiny is slated to debut simultaneously at global IMAX cinemas and Netflix. According to reports, IMAX will take a larger part in China, where Netflix is unavailable.
However, many American cinema chains—including AMC, Cinemark, and Regal—are threatening to boycott The Green Destiny, stating that they will not screen the film if it premieres on Netflix. Canada’s Cineplex and Europe’s Cineworld also refuse to screen the film. According to their statements, debuting the film on a home-streaming service defeats the purpose of having an exciting movie-going experience.
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