From Variance Films comes a brand new trailer for the upcoming Ip Man 2: Legend of the Grandmaster.
Synopsis: After escaping the Japanese occupation of his hometown of Foshan, China, Ip Man and his family have arrived in Hong Kong, which is living under the iron fist of British colonial rule. Ip wants to support his family by opening up a martial arts academy to teach his unique Wing Chun style.
But a corrupt cabal of Hong Kong martial arts masters, led by Hung Chun-nam (the legendary Sammo Hung), refuses to allow Ip to teach until he proves himself – and prove himself he does, in an intense series of fights against the masters showcasing a dazzling variety of martial arts styles, culminating in a highly anticipated brawl between Ip and Hung atop a rickety table.
But even after gaining the respect of the masters, Ip’s troubles are far from over. Hong Kong under British rule is a world of corruption, and when a Western-style boxer named Taylor “Twister” Milos comes to town to entertain the British upper-class, and insults both Chinese martial arts and the native citizens in a horrifically violent way, Ip must step up and fight for the honor of both his kung fu and the Chinese people.
A sequel, directed by Wilson Yip and stars Donnie Yen, who reprises the leading role and also stars legendary martial arts actor Sammo Hung as the villain.
Ip Man 2: Legend of the Grandmasterwhich also stars stars Lynn Hung, Simon Yam, Siu-Wong Fan among others hits theaters across the US and Canada on January 28, 2011.
Check out the trailer: