Netflix to release its first feature film in 2015
Time to skip the cinema queue
Next year, Netflix is planning to release its first original film, the sequel to Ang Lee's Oscar-winning martial arts picture Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, and is set to be shown on the streaming service and in Imax cinemas in August – charting a new territory for the American streaming company.
However, director Ang Lee will not be returning to create the sequel, as Chinese director Yuen Wo-Ping, has already started filming in New Zealand.
"The movie-going experience is evolving quickly and profoundly, and Netflix is unquestionably at the forefront of that movement," said Harvey Weinstein, co-chairman of the Weinstein Company.