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Last week, we reported that the sequel Ip Man 3 has cast former boxing champ Mike Tyson alongside Donnie Yen. The production also announced that they will use a CGI rendering of Bruce Lee, as opposed to casting an actor to play the martial arts icon. Today, The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Bruce Lee's family is trying to stop his name, likeness and story from being used in director Wilson Yip's movie.
2010's Ip Man and 2011's Ip Man 2 are both based on the true story of Ip Man (Donnie Yen), the martial arts master who created the style known as Wing Chun, whose most famous student was Bruce Lee. The first two movies did not feature Bruce Lee as a character, focusing on Ip Man's early years in China. The producers could not find a suitable actor to play Bruce Lee on screen in Ip Man 3, so »
The price was right for Mike Tyson's former Ohio palace to get snatched up by a fledgling church ... which got a very sweet deal for the 58-acres -- and we've learned Tyson will have an open invitation. Pastor Nick Dejacimo with The Living Word Sanctuary tells TMZ Sports they dropped $750k on the land and the house ... which is 33,000 sq. ft. Yeah, that's a lot of money ... until you consider it was valued at »
- TMZ Staff
The insane over-the-top Ohio mansion where Mike Tyson lived and partied in the '80s and '90s is getting a complete makeover ... in Jesus' name. The mansion is insane -- featuring marble Everywhere, a hot tub with mirrored ceiling, indoor pool, tiger cages, a basketball court and more. Tyson sold the place in 1999 ... and it's had multiple owners since then ... but now, according to the Daily Mail, it's been bought by a developer who »
- TMZ Staff
Well, that didn't take long -- one week after The Game got Mike Tyson tatted on his hand ... he allegedly decked someone so hard during a basketball game ... police were called to the scene. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Game was playing in a Pro-Am game Sunday at Hollywood High School when he got into a heated argument with another player. We're told the player says Game threatened to kill him, punched him in the face and took off. »
- TMZ Staff
Mike Tyson’s Punch Out!!
After attending a boxing match in the early 80’s featuring future heavyweight champion Mike Tyson, Nintendo of America’s founder and former president Minoru Arakawa, had the brilliant idea of porting the arcade hit Punch Out, to the Nes. There were several changes made, mostly because the Nes wasn’t strong enough to faithfully emulate the arcade graphics, but the most glaring difference was the addition of Tyson himself, added on as the title character. Tyson was rumoured to have been paid $50,000 for a three-year period for his likeness – a bargain considering they signed Iron Mike before he made history beating Trevor Berbick for the Wbc heavyweight championship, and becoming the youngest ever world champion in boxing.
After winning the Wba championship, Mike became one of the most feared men to ever step into a boxing ring. His peekaboo boxing style, »
Hong Kong.s quasi-historical/biographical action film series Ip Man is about to get what would have to be considered the most unlikely of supporting stars. That.s because it.s being reported that notorious boxing legend, Mike Tyson will join the cast of the upcoming third film in the series alongside star Donnie Yen. Yet, as peculiar as that sounds, the casting only gets even odder. Apparently, Tyson and Yen will be joined by a third wheel who has transcended this mortal coil in Bruce Lee. Yes, that Bruce Lee. But at the same time. not. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ip Man series producer Raymond Wong confirms that former boxing champ Mike Tyson will jump on board the upcoming Ip Man 3 for a "significant role" that could likely lead to an "explosive" fight between Tyson and Donnie Yen that will pit the discipline of boxing against kung-fu. However, »
With principal photography getting underway on Ip Man 3, The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson has signed on to appear alongside Donnie Yen in the cast of the film, while Bruce Lee is also set to make an appearance, with the film’s producers employing CGI technology to create a young version of the martial arts icon.
“Two years ago Mike Tyson opened up a Weibo [the Chinese microblogging site] account and the first question he asked was, ‘Who is the best fighter in China?'” producer Raymond Wong tells THR. “Someone answered him ‘Donnie Yen,’ and that gave me an idea. For the third installment in the Ip Man series, we want to have an explosive fight, and Mike Tyson versus Donnie Yen fits the bill.”
According to the report, Tyson will play a property developer and street fighter, »
- Gary Collinson
Seemingly keen on building an acting resume, Mike Tyson has joined the cast of "Ip Man 3," the 3rd film in a franchise that's loosely based on the life of legendary Chinese martial artist Yip Man, a grandmaster of the martial art Wing Chun and Bruce Lee’s personal teacher. "For the third installment in the 'Ip Man' series, we want to have an explosive fight, and Mike Tyson versus Donnie Yen fits the bill," Pegasus Motion Pictures chairman and "Ip Man 3" producer Raymond Wong said to The Hollywood Reporter. Principal photography for the film begun this week in Shanghai, China, with Tyson set to play what is said to be a major role in the »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Next Film Will Star Tyson And Lee. Fans familiar with the Ip Man film phenomenon will no doubt be aware that the third installment in Donnie Yen’s “IP” franchise is well into production. However, even the most die-hard Ip franchise fans will be shocked to hear that third film will [...]
- Victor Stiff
Ip Man 3 just introduced two interesting additions to its cast. Former heavyweight boxer Mike Tyson is coming aboard, and will fight the legendary Donnie Yen, who reprises his role as the title character. If that wasn't cool and/or weird enough for you, the filmmakers also plan to utilize a CG version of Bruce Lee as opposed to having an actor portray the Kung Fu legend.
Ip Man 3 begins shooting today in Shanghia, China on a reported budget of $36 million. Wilson Yip, who directed Ip Man and Ip Man 2, returns to helm this latest installment in the popular international action franchise. Producer Raymond Wong and writer Edmond Wong are also back for this third and possibly, but not likely, last movie. Pegasus chairman and Ip Man 3 producer Raymond Wong stated to THR:
"Two years ago Mike Tyson opened up a Weibo [the Chinese microblogging site] account and the first question he asked was, »
Well i did not see this one coming, Iron Mike Tyson (Probably the meanest Boxer ever) is to play the role as a street fighter/property developer in the 3rd installment of the Ip Man series.
“Two years ago Mike Tyson opened up a Weibo (the Chinese micro-blogging site) account and the first question he asked was, ‘who is the best fighter in China?’” Pegasus chairman and Ip Man 3 producer Raymond Wong told THR. “Someone answered him ‘Donnie Yen,’ and that gave me an idea. For the third installment in the Ip Man series, we want to have an explosive fight, and Mike Tyson versus Donnie Yen fits the bill.”
Tyson said in a statement: “Who is the best boxer and kung fu master in China? Wait for me, I am coming. Thank you for introducing me to Chinese kung fu.” – Hollywood reporter.
The movie will also feature a CGI Bruce lee, »
The first two Ip Man films are quite good, but the third, which is just starting to go into production, is already starting to sound like it features some odd decisions. Not only will Mike Tyson show up in a significant role in Ip Man 3, but the producers of the film are resorting to visual […]
- Russ Fischer
Production began on Ip Man 3 today. All the familiar players are in place. Raymond Wong will produce. Wilson Yip will direct. Donnie Yen will reprise his role as Yip Man. Then just to mix things up a bit, former heavy-weight champion Mike Tyson will join the production. "Two years ago Mike Tyson opened up a Weibo (the Chinese micro-blogging site) account and the first question he asked was, 'who is the best fighter in China?'" Pegasus chairman and Ip Man 3 producer Raymond Wong told THR. "Someone answered him 'Donnie Yen,' and that gave me an idea. For the third installment in the Ip Man series, we want to have an explosive fight, and Mike Tyson versus Donnie Yen fits the bill."If you saw Ip...
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In Day 3 of THR's Hong Kong Filmart Daily, South Korean majors like Lotte look to expand by adapting local hits for specific Asian markets, Hong Kong's Shaw Bros. launch a $70 million slate and Philip Yung discusses the harrowing real-life story behind his Hong Kong International Festival-closing film Port of Call. Mike Tyson Signs Up for Ip Man 3 Former heavyweight boxing world champion Mike Tyson will join the cast of Ip Man 3, Pegasus Motion Pictures has announced, setting up the prospect of some intense fighting scenes between Tyson and martial arts legend Donnie Yen, who reprises the eponymous
- THR Staff
WWE’s flagship programme has ruled the airwaves for over two decades now, its blend of exciting storylines and explosive in-ring action a key factor in the promotion’s continued success over the years. It has thrown up countless iconic moments in wrestling history, easily more than any other show could lay a claim to (with Nitro coming a distant second). Who could forget Jericho’s debut, Austin’s beer truck, Mike Tyson’s appearance and Mankind’s title win? It’s fair to say that Raw has changed the face of wrestling history. Without it a programme as popular and consistently exciting, who could foresee Vince McMahon winning the Monday Night Wars (or even the existence of the Wars in the first place)?
There are, however, two sides to every coin. For all of Raw’s groundbreaking moments of genius, there have been just as many atrocious incidents. »
- Jack G King
Lip Sync Battle is to air on new UK TV channel Spike.
Merchant said: "What began during a car-ride as a silly joke between me and John Krasinski has become the TV contest you won't want to miss.
"You'll see superstars pulling out all the stops, as well as props, costumes and dance-moves, to prove they're the best at not singing. »
The distributor has acquired North American rights and will handle international sales on Garrett Bradley’s New Orleans-set feature directorial debut.
108 Media plans to release the film in Los Angeles on April 10 and New York on April 17 followed by VOD release on April 21. 108 Media also handles international sales.
Below Dreams was produced in New Orleans and supported by New York’s Independent Filmmaker Project.
Abhi Rastogi and Nick Burton of 108 Media negotiated the deal with Rj Millard of Obscured Pictures on behalf of the film-maker.
Gravitas Ventures has picked up Us rights to David T Friendly and Mick Partridge’s recent SXSW premiere Sneakerheadz. The film will receive an autumn theatrical and VOD debut in collaboration with its sponsor At&T, as well as Complex and Submarine Deluxe. Nolan Gallagher brokered »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
The Game just got a little more Iron in his diet -- getting Mike Tyson's face tattooed on his fist. Besides being a huge Tyson fan, Game also has penchant for punching people ... including another rapper named 40 Glocc ... and mentioned that street fight in a post after getting the new ink. "Now when the judge ask me in court if I whooped 40 glock ass I can truthfully say no & blame it on @MikeTyson .... My right hand man lol. »
- TMZ Staff
Draft number one of this narrative was written not 24 hours after I met yet another amazing young lady named Paige. This draft is number 15, and at almost six months this is the longest it’s ever taken me to finish a single article.
More than two years ago, I wrote about a talented young artist whose name was also Paige.
It seems like yesterday when I met that Paige. A 14-year-old artist who so captivated me with her talent and self-possession at that young age, I wrote an entire article about her. The only other artists I’ve devoted entire articles to were Bill Sienkiewicz and Denys Cowan.
My editorial was a plea for Paige to consider comics and its related businesses as part of what will certainly be a fantastic career in art. She’s a woman, she’s black, and she’s an artist.
A Compton office for »
- Michael Davis
Pre-credit sequence. Storms seem to be building as No Collar returns to camp. "Nina got what was coming to her," Hali cackles, malevolently, as if Nina had done her any harm at all. Hali explains to Will that his name only came up twice as a safety net. Will says that No Collar has the unit they want, but he also knows that he's doomed unless he can get Joe to turn on the girls this early. He eats things that would make a billy-goat puke. Yikes. There's a big snake over at Blue Collar. Mike successfully machetes the snake and he skins it for dinner. Actually, it's not that big at all, but Mike is willing to eat anything, as he proved with the scorpion situation. Rodney is hesitant, but he wants protein. It seems that the hatchet has been buried between Rodney and Mike. That's nice! Major cluck-up. »
- Daniel Fienberg
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