An epic action deserves an epic poster, right? Actually, we’re talking about two (mondo) posters for The Grandmaster, which opens in limited theaters this month. Directed by Wong Kar Wai, the movie will tell us the story of martial-arts master Ip Man (aka the man who trained Bruce Lee), and as you already had a chance to see from the official trailer – it definitely looks promising. Head inside to check out the latest posters…
Wong Kar Wai, Haofeng Xu and Jingzhi Zou stand behind the script which chronicles the life of the Wing Chun grandmaster Ip Man from the 1930s in Foshan, his flight to Hong Kong after the Second Sino-Japanese War, and the events leading to his death.
Starring Zhang Ziyi, Tony Leung, Hye-kyo Song, Chen Chang, Yuen Woo-ping, Shun Lau, Siu-Lung Leung, The Grandmaster is set to hit limited theaters on August 23rd, 2013.
Described as an epic action feature inspired by the life and times of the legendary kung fu master, the movie:
…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, it features virtuoso performances by some of the greatest stars of contemporary Asian cinema.
As for these new posters (click to enlarge) let us mention that the art is by Vania Zouravliov, who collaborated with Mondo several times with prints for Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones and Pacific Rim.