The U.S. theatrical trailer doesn’t have much more than the international versions, but it’s still pretty damn cool. Tony Leung plays Ip Man, the man who trained Bruce Lee. The film is directed by Wong Kar Wai, the talented director behind Ashes of Time, Happy Together, 2046 and In the Mood for Love. Kar Wai spent over a year editing this film, we’re wondering if that’s a good thing or a very bad thing.
Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Wong Kar Wai, 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. Filmed in a range of stunning locations that include the snow-swept landscapes of Northeast China and the subtropical South, THE GRANDMASTER features virtuoso performances by some of the greatest stars of contemporary Asian cinema, including Tony Leung and Ziyi Zhang.
Starring Tony Leung, Ziyi Zhang, Chang Chen, Zhao Benshan, Xiao Shenyang and Song Hye Kyo.
ETA: USA – 23 August, 2013.