Kung fu fans have a reason to celebrate today as the debut trailer for “Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny” has finally been released. The Netflix original movie follows up the 2000 wuxia classic, which won four Oscars, including Best Foreign Language Film. While the first “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” was directed by Ang Lee, legendary martial arts choreographer Yuen Woo-Ping (“Kill Bill,” “The Matrix”) has stepped into the director’s chair for “Sword of Destiny.”
In the trailer, Michelle Yeoh returns to the role of Yu Shu Lien, a master warrior charged with protecting the legendary “Green Destiny,” an ancient sword of immense power. When the forces of evil attempt to steal the sword, a battle breaks out that may determine the future of martial arts. Joining Shu Lien in the fight between good and evil are Silent Wolf, played by Donnie Yen (“Ip Man,” “Monkey King”), and Tiefang, played by Harry Shum Jr. (“Glee”).
“Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny” will be released worldwide on Netflix on February 26, 2016 and in select IMAX theaters.