The first trailer for Netflix’s “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny”

The first trailer for Netflix‘s followup to the Oscar-winning Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is here, giving us our first real glimpse at how the streaming company plans to take on the Wuxia classic.

Here, Michelle Yeoh has reprised her role as Yu Shu Lien, who must now strive to protect the legendary Green Destiny sword, which once belonged to legendary swordsman Li Mu Bai, from an evil warlord. She’s joined by Rogue One: A Star Wars Story star Donnie Yen and former Glee star Harry Shum, Jr.

Judging from the plentiful use of old-school wire work and VFX, the film should hopefully appeal to both old and new martial arts movie fans alike. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny hits select IMAX theaters and Netflix on February 26th.

“Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny” – Trailer

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.

“Crouching Tiger” sequel to premiere exclusively on Netflix

Angry Asian Man: 

Between original content like House of Cards and Orange is the New Black, Netflix has been making some big moves, and its latest distribution deal could be a gamechanger. The pay service has struck a deal with The Weinstein Company to release its first major feature film: the sequel to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.

According to Deadline, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Destiny, described as “sort of a sequel” to Ang Lee‘s critically-acclaimed 2000 martial arts epic, will premiere exclusively on Netflix’s subscriber-based video streaming service. The film will also simultaneously open IMAX theaters on August 28, 2015.

The Green Destiny, directed by Yuen Wo-Ping, stars Michelle Yeoh and Donnie Yen, is based on the fifth book in the Crane-Iron Petalogy by Wang Du Lu. (Crouching Tiger was based on the fourth book in the series.)

Yeoh is reprising her role as Yu Shu-Lien. Ang Lee has no involvement in the project.

Yuen Wo-Ping is directing a script by John Fusco, and Michelle Yeoh and Donnie Yen star. Lee is not involved in this, and the connective tissue is the source material based on the Crane-Iron Pentalogy by Wang Du Lu. Crouching Tiger was the fourth book in the series, and this film is based on the fifth installment, Silver Vase, Iron Knight. Both are from Wu Sia, the centuries-old genre of Chinese fiction that this series is part of. There is plenty of high-wire sword fighting along with the themes of lost love, young love and redemption. Yeoh reprises her role as Yu Shu-Lien, and Donnie Yen plays Silent Wolf. The film is shooting in New Zealand. Yuen is a legendary filmmaker and fight choreographer, and the production team is composed of all seasoned feature players. Peter Berg and Sarah Aubrey are producing with Weinstein and The Imitation Game helmer Morten Tyldum is exec producing with Ralph Winter, Anthony Wong and Bey Logan.

Harry Shum Jr. join “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” sequel

Angry Asian Man: 
Harry Shum Jr., whose moves (and abs) you know and love from Glee, has been cast as one of the leads in the sequel to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon which started production this week.Yes, there is Crouching Tiger sequel in the works. Directed by master action choreographer Yuen Wo-Ping, the movie is set twenty years after the events of Ang Lee‘s award-winning martial arts drama. The sequel’s cast includes Donnie Yen and Michelle Yeoh, reprising her role Yu Shu-lien.

 

 

Harry will play Tie-Fang, a kung fu hero who must fight to keep a legendary sword out of the wrong hands:

Written by John Fusco (The Forbidden Kingdom), the movie is set 20 years after the events of Crouching Tiger and revolves around four heroes of the martial arts world — Silent Wolf, Yu Shu-lien, Tie-Fang and Snow Vase — who must use their courage and skills to keep the legendary sword Green Destiny from the hands of the villainous Hades Dai.

Donnie Yen already is cast as Silent Wolf, and Michelle Yeoh is on board as Yu Shu-lien.

Shum will play Tie-Fang.

The sequel, reportedly titled Crouching Tiger 2: The Green Destiny, is being produced by The Weinstein Company and will shoot in New Zealand and China. Am I the only one who is concerned that script is written by the guy whose credits include that craptastic Jet Li/Jackie Chan movie The Forbidden Kingdom?

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The Biggest Movie In The World Right Now Is About A Mystical Monkey

The Monkey King grossed an estimated $46 million this weekend, and almost all of that money came from China.

The highest-grossing movie in the world this weekend wasn’t released in the United States, or in Europe, or in South America, but in China. The Monkey King opened in the world’s most populous country, as well as six other territories, with an estimated $46 million, according to Variety. If those estimates hold, it will be nearly four times the top-grossing movie at the U.S. box office this weekend, the Kevin Hart-comedy Ride Along, with $12 million.

Following the exploits of a mystical, powerful monkey (Donnie Yen, also the film’s fight choreographer), the 3D film is based on part of the 16th-century Chinese mythological novel Journey to the West. It debuted on the first day of the Chinese New Year, setting a new opening-day record in that country with an estimated $20 million. It also appears to have set a single-day worldwide record for IMAX, with $1.8 million.

The success underlines the rapid growth of the Chinese box office, and why American studios have worked so tirelessly to schedule their films within the country (a process that requires a non-native film either be a Chinese co-production, or released in partnership with a Chinese exhibitor). Last year, Pacific Rim grossed more in China than it did in the U.S., and the top-grossing film in the U.S., Iron Man 3, came in second at the annual box office in China to a separate adaptation of Journey to the West, entitled Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons.

According to the Facebook page for The Monkey King, the film will be released in the U.S. this summer.

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Top 20 Asian Guys With the Most Swag

10) Sung Kang

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He’s one of the few Asian guys that scores with the hot White girl. Sung Kang gets the girl in Fast and Furious, the gorgeous Gal Godot. Sung’s relationship with director Justin Lin has paid off, as Justin has become a well sought after director and has placed Kang into great positive roles for Asian American men.

What you can learn from him: Make strong connections with people that will help you become better.

9) Harry Shum Jr.

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Harry Shum Jr. is the Asian heartthrob on the hit TV show Glee. Besides being sexy on TV, Shum is also a talented dancer, as evidenced by his role on movies such as Step Up 3D. Lately, he’s also been doing tons of collaborations with Wong Fu Productions.

What you can learn from him: Dancers have swag. A lot of it.

8) Daniel Dae Kim

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Daniel Dae Kim is one of the few leading guys on American TV that is considered a hunk. Becoming well known on Lost, Daniel Dae Kim now is one of the main characters on Hawaii Five-O. With a killer body and sexy smile, Daniel Dae Kim is making waves into the American entertainment industry.

What you can learn from him: Become the hunk that women dream about. It doesn’t matter if you’re a Korean guy with tiny eyes.

7) Bruno Mars

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Did you even know this guy was Asian? Bruno Mars is indeed half Filipino on his mother’s side. He’s become the object of many girl’s fantasies with his romantic lyrics, which paint him as a seriously sensitive & romantic guy, but his troubles with the law also paint him as a badboy. A deadly combination.

What you can learn from him: Girls love romantic badboys.

6) Rain

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He’d be ranked higher on this list if he wasn’t stuck doing military duty.

The super sexy Rain has been making girls panties drop for years. He’s taken now, though, by none other than the gorgeous Kim Tae Hee, just one of the most pretty and in-demand actresses in Korea.

When he first started, no one thought he had a chance because they deemed him “too ugly” because of his small eyes. Instead of backing down he kept working on his skills and finally broke through. Now he’s one of hte most sought after men in Korea.

What you can learn from him: Don’t let other people’s negative opinions bring you down. Rise above them.

5) TOP

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The first member of Big Bang on the list.

TOP is one of the three most popular members of Big Bang, so it’s fitting to see him in your top 5. TOP has made major contributions to the fashion world. His wacky fashion and weird hairstyles take guts to pull off, and he does it very well.

What you can learn from him: Don’t be afraid to experiment with yourself, especially in style.

4) Donnie Yen

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Donnie Yen has been blowing up as of late, and that’s because he’s got an intensity that other action stars don’t have.

Jackie Chan is too busy making a fool of himself in his movies, and while that’s not a bad thing for entertainment purposes, it doesn’t make him seem like a tough guy. He’s more of a innocent fool who knows how to fight really well.

Donnie Yen, on the other hand, is a badass.

What you can learn from him: Don’t be weak. Know how to stand up for yourself. Be a tougher, more masculine you.

3) Tae Yang

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The 2nd member of Big Bang makes the list because damn, this little guy has swag.

Standing only 5’ 3”, this K-pop star has girls swooning over him. True, it might be hard to tell how short he is on TV, but still, this little guy is having no problems with the ladies.

Besides that, like other members of Big Bang, Tae Yang been an extremely influential force in fashion, entertainment, and music.

What you can learn from him: Don’t let things like height slow you down.

2) G-Dragon

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Although definitely flamboyant, you have to respect G-dragon’s hustle.

This guy has major swag, and it’s evident with the way he’s influenced fashion, not only in Korea, but around the world.

Big Bang is also blowing up as one of the biggest Asian boy bands in Korea, and it’s slowly making it’s way into the mainstream American media as well. G-Dragon, being the leader, has led their group into being major influencers in the world of music, fashion, and entertainment.

What you can learn from him: Haters gonna hate, but you have to be better than them.

1) Bruce Lee

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Not only was Bruce one of the first internationally recognized Asians, he might possibly be the most well known Asian name in the world.

Although some might say he plays to the Asian stereotype of the “kung fu master,” Lee transcended that. He was a masculine role model for Asian men in a time when there were no Asian men in Hollywood media.

With a ripped body, amazing discipline, and a ridiculous work ethic, Lee dominated the martial arts entertainment industry with his movies.

What you can learn from him: Bruce Lee has the whole package. Charisma, looks, and skills. Having swag ultimately is about having all of these traits. It’s a holistic self-improvement process that will make you into a better man. A man who is attractive to women, confident in his abilities, and a leader amongst other men.

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A Warrior’s Dream: Donnie Yen VS Bruce Lee

Hong Kong martial artist, Donnie Yen, fights against the legend himself, Bruce Lee, in this 3D animated film. A Warrior’s Dream is a story about a martial artist’s combat with his imaginary opponent.

A Warrior’s Dream is a 3D animated short film with photorealistic visual style. The story is about a martial artist’s combat with his imaginary opponent. The martial artist finally realized that the mightiest opponent is himself.

The film ends with Bruce Lee’s calligraphy “Walk On”. Thus the director wishes Donnie Yen can walk on as a martial artist like Bruce Lee, the idol of Donnie Yen himself.

導演:李晉 directed by li jin
編劇:李晉 screenplay by Li Jin
分鏡:李晉 storyboard artist Li Jin
美術設計:李晉 art director Li Jin
三維動畫:李晉 3d animator Li Jin
後期合成:李晉 visual effects by Li Jin
剪輯:李晉 editing by Li Jin
原創音樂:袁思翰 music by Li Jin
音效:張嶽 sound mixer Zhang Yue
配音導演:谷放冰 dubbing director Gu Fangbing
配音演員:路之行 voice acting Lu Zhixing
出品人:蘇志武 presented by Su Zhiwu
製片人:廖祥忠,黃心淵 produced by Liao Xiangzhong,Huang