A full-length international trailer for Wong Kar-Wai
’s upcoming film The Grandmaster
has been released. After five years in the making, and almost a year and a half since we got a teaser trailer, the martial arts project about Ip Man looks stunning.
Though the trailer is in Chinese the film looks like it has visuals as impressive as the kung-fu fighting within. An outstanding foreign film that deserves some attention starring Tony Leung Chiu Wai
and Zhang Ziyi
, tells the story of Ip Man (Tony Leung), who is best known as the trainer of legendary star Bruce Lee.
Kar-Wai’s first action movie since his 1994 film Ashes of Time will be released in his native Hong Kong and will get a December 18th release in China, but has no American release date. Its international distribution rights are held by Annapurna Pictures, so it wouldn’t be unrealistic to expect a late fall release.
A supporting cast boasts Chang Chen, Cung Le, Bruce Leung Siu Lung, Wang Qingxiang
and Hye-kyo Song
with Philippe Le Sourd
(Seven Pounds) serving as director of photography from a story by Kar Wai.
Check out the new trailer for The Grandmaster below.
Source: The Film Stage