Netflix have been doing their own original TV shows such as “House of Cards”, “Orange Is the New Black”, “Hemlock Groove” and others but it was only a matter of time that they are gonna start doing their original films. Their first original film will be a sequel to the 2000’s Ang Lee directed, “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” which is a martial arts action film.
Ang Lee will not return to direct but the film will be produced by the Weinstein Co. The plot is unknown at this time and it is also not yet known if any of the original cast such as Michelle Yeoh, Chow Yun Fat and Ziyi Zang will reprise their roles or not.
The original “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” is one of my favorite films of all time and I’m a huge fan of martial arts movies so hopefully the sequel will be good.
I hope they’ll get the original cast to reprise their roles ’cause if they don’t come back, fans of the first movie won’t be interested. I remember seeing the original in theater in 2000 when it first came out and watched it on DVD many times… I still have the original film on DVD in my movie collection. It’s a great film and it’s Ang Lee’s best directed film, in my opinion.
I bet Netflix had to get some written permission from Ang Lee for the sequel so Ang must be cool with them doing the sequel without him. “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” really is a beautiful film, though, and I would recommend it if you have never seen it before.