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Legendary Hong Kong director Kar Wai Wong takes us inside the legendary Ip Man's life in this trailer for The Grandmaster. Tony Leung Chiu Wai stars as the Chinese martial arts guru, who went on to become Bruce Lee's teacher. Set during China's Republican era, this drama shows us the early life of this iconic figure, who has previously been portrayed by Donnie Yen in Ip Man and Ip Man 2. Check out the rain-soaked action in this first look at the upcoming action-drama, in theaters August 23.
The Grandmaster - Trailer
Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Kar Wai Wong, The Grandmaster is an epic action feature inspired by the life and times of the legendary kung fu master, Ip Man. The story spans the tumultuous Republican era that followed the fall of China's last dynasty, a time of chaos, division and war that was also the golden age of Chinese martial arts. »
Grandmaster Trailer. Kar Wai Wong‘s Grandmaster / Yi dai zong shi (2013) Us teaser trailer stars Ziyi Zhang, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Chen Chang, Hye-kyo Song, and Chen Chang. Grandmaster‘s plot synopsis: “Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Wong Kar Wai, The Grandmaster is an epic action feature inspired by the life and times of the [...]
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- Rollo Tomasi
Apparently six years in the making (according to John Woo’s producing partner Terence Chang, anyway), Woo is set to finally get busy directing again, this time an epic love story set during World War II beginning this May. Or at least, that’s the plan. The as-yet untitled film will be the first of a huge slate of movies from China’s Beijing Galloping Horse Film Company, and will feature a $30 million budget. The movie is described as a “romantic epic follows six characters and their intertwining love stories set against the backdrop of 1940s Taiwan and Shanghai”, and will feature Zhang Ziyi and Korean actress Song Hye-kyo (right) among the cast. The two ladies, by the by, recently co-starred together in Wong Kar-wai’s martial arts film “The Grandmaster”. (According to IMDb.com, Woo, Ziyi, and Song have the movie “Love and Let Love” on their to-do list, »
In a recent interview, Chinese actress Zhang Zi Yi, currently back in the limelight with the release of her new martial arts epic, The Grandmaster, has confirmed that cameras are finally ready to start rolling on John Woo's much-delayed period romance Love And Let Love. The film, a romantic epic set against the backdrop of the Sino-Japanese War, has been hit by a series of almost farcical obstacles, and cancelled on more than one occasion. A dispute over rights to the script, originally titled 1949, saw the project put on hold indefinitely way back in 2009. The film then came back on track in late 2011, with Korean acress Song Hye-kyo (pictured above) as the lead, and Zhang and Taiwanese actor Chang Chen named in supporting roles....
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You've already seen it on our list of the 100 Most Anticipated Films Of 2013, and now here's a closer look at Wong Kar-wai's "The Grandmaster," his long-awaited new feature, and his first in six years since 2007's English-language venture, "My Blueberry Nights." These latest images give us another look at the film's lead and frequent Wong collaborator, Tony Leung. He plays Ip Man, the lengendary martial arts master of Wing Chun who mentored folks like Bruce Lee. We also get a closer look at Song Hye-kyo who, according to the fansite who shared these images, apparently didn't take too kindly to the extended production of the movie and won't be attending the world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival, as she's upset her role has been reduced while Zhang Ziyi's was expanded. "The Grandmaster" opens on January 8th in China. Here's hoping a U.S. distribution deal isn't too far behind. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
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