Check it, martial arts movie fans. Netflix has dropped the first trailer for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword Of Destiny, the upcoming sequel to Ang Lee's 2000 martial arts epic. Michelle Yeoh reprises her role as Yu Shu-Lien, now tasked with protecting the legendary Green Destiny sword against an evil warlord.
Directed by legendary martial arts choreographer Yuen Wo-Ping, and written by John Fusco, the film is based on the wuxia novel Iron Knight, Silver Vase (Book 5 in Wang Dulu's Crane-Iron Pentalogy). Sword of Destiny also stars Donnie Yen, Jason Scott Lee, Harry Shum Jr., Roger Yuan and Eugenia Yuan.
Take a look:
Man, still so much drama over that f**king sword.
I was a huge fan of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. It is my jam. So I will watch this. No doubt, the kung fu action will be on point, and I'm a big fan of this cast. Buuuuut it's written by the guy who gave us The Forbidden Kingdom and Marco Polo -- not exactly projects I hold in high esteem. And is anyone weirded out by the fact that all these ancient Chinese folks will be speaking English in this joint? It just seems... off.
Aw hell. I'm going to go watch this on a big ass theater screen. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny will be released on Netflix and select IMAX theaters on February 26.