The Weinstein Co. and Netflix have signed a deal to release Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend simultaneously in IMAX theaters and on Netflix on August 28, 2015. Netflix previously won a bid for the streaming rights to TWC movies, and the two companies joined forces for the original series Marco Polo. The Green Legend deal ramps up the partnership and is the logical next step of Netflix’s growing plan to disrupt the traditional distribution model.
Netflix also released the first two images, featuring stars Michelle Yeoh and Donnie Yen. Yuen Wo-Ping directed the Crouching Tiger sequel. Hit the jump for the images and the full press release with quotes from Harvey Weinstein, Netflix executive Ted Sarandos, and IMAX Entertainment CEO Greg Foster.