Though it was one of those projects that was talked about for years, I have to be honest, it always seemed like something that would never get out of development. But alas, never count out the persistence of Harvey Weinstein or the money of Netflix, as the two have come together and delivered “” (formerly known as “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend“). And the first trailer has sliced and diced its way online.
Some pretty big talent is involved in this one behind the camera, with martial arts choreographer Yuen Wo-Ping directing, and Peter Berg (“Friday Night Lights,” “Lone Survivor“) and Morten Tyldum (“The Imitation Game“) among the producers. In front of the camera Michelle Yeoh reprises her role as Yu Shu-Lien, joined by Donnie Yen, Harry Shum Jr, Jason Scott Lee, Roger Yuan, Eugenia Yuan, and Natasha Liu Bordizzoas in the story of one of lost love, a legendary sword and one last opportunity at redemption.
‘Sword Of Destiny’ will open in cinemas and in IMAX in China, and on Netflix everywhere else, in early 2016. Watch below.