The movie, which was based on the final book in Wang Dulu’s Crane-Iron series, “Iron Knight, Silver Vase”, revolves around the legacy of the Green Destiny, the powerful sword wielded by Li Mu Bai (played by Chow Yun Fat) from the first movie.
When it comes to a movie, a trailer can make or break you, and it seemed that the official trailer for the upcoming movie, “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny”, has been receiving quite a mixed response.
Although Michelle Yeoh returns as Yu Shu Lien in the sequel, others including Chow himself and Zhang Ziyi are now replaced by new characters played by martial arts actor Donnie Yen, Harry Shum Jr., and Jason Scott Lee. Original director Ang Lee himself didn’t return and the project was instead helmed by action choreographer, Yuen Woo-ping.
While some fans expressed delight with the trailer, others questioned the many choices the producers made, including the jarring digital remix of Credence Clearwater Revival’s “Bad Moon Rising” used as the background music, Michelle’s background narration in English instead of Mandarin, and the complete departure from an award-winning martial arts drama to a fully-charged action movie.
“Sword of Destiny” is scheduled for release in February 2016.