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Wong Kar Wai’s “The Grandmaster” to Be Released January 8, 2013

By on November 28, 2012

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After shooting lasted for more than 2 years, Wong Kar Wai’s  (王家衛) The Grandmasters <一代宗師> will finally be released on January 8, 2013 in China.

The theatrical release for The Grandmasters was pushed back from its original intended release date in December due to the onslaught of heavyweight competition. Back to 1942 <一九四二> and The Last Supper <王的盛宴> will open in late November; Jackie Chan’s (成龍)’s  CZ12 <十二生肖> and The Guillotines <血滴子> will be released in December. With so many rivals competing for the holiday box office, The Grandmasters delayed its release by 3 weeks hoping to have a stronger opening weekend.

After rescheduling its opening date, it was feared that The Grandmasters will still run into two formidable foreign films releasing in China at the same time, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, and the new James Bond movie, Skyfall. However, the latest report indicates that both movies are now scheduled to be released in mainland China in early February, which should give The Grandmasters some breathing room.

The Grandmasters is about the story of martial arts master Ip Man’s early years. It was said that the movie has taken at least two and a half years of on-and-off filming. For fans that have been eagerly anticipating to see Ip Man through the eyes of Wong Kar Wai, the agony of waiting will continue for another 2 months.

Other than announcing the rescheduling of the movie release, the film company also released a set of marketing posters yesterday featuring the four grandmasters: Wing Chun master, Tony Leung (梁朝偉); Baguazhang master Zhang Ziyi (章子怡), Bajiquan master Chang Chen (張震), and Xingyiquan master, Zhao Benshan (趙本山).

Source: Ming Pao

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  • Readers' Comments (12)

    1. GaryGlitter says:

      Another Ip Man movie?

    2. dd says:

      Looks like I’ll be watching this with my girlfriend.

    3. akarihoshino says:

      I can’t wait to see Zhang Ziyi in action movies. It turns me on whenever she starts flicking those arms and legs……what a sexy babe.

    4. Woot says:

      Tony Leung Chiu Wai!!! ‘Nuff said.

    5. dude says:

      I don’t like Zhang ziyi. She fake

    6. Terminator says:

      They all fake it in this one as none of them can tell a round house kick from a left hook. LOL!!

      But serious, don’t people have “Ip Man” fatigue? When is Anthony Wong’s version coming out? And then Kevin Cheng drama series….

      • RaySimpson says:

        And the Justin Chatwin one?

        • Terminator says:

          Who? What?

          I guess there are more “Ip Man” out there and more will be coming.

          I wouldn’t be surprised if even the porn sector would cash in the bandwagon at this point with something like 3D Sex @ Ip Man.

    7. sophia says:

      dont like ziyi zhang. she is overrated. a ton of chinese actresses can act better and way prettier. she got lucky.

      love love gong li and especially maggie cheung man yuk on the other hand. they are real talented and so beautiful.

    8. Mr.chow says:

      Love ip man , love Tony leung, but I don’t if he can pull off the wing chun.

      No we don’t have ip man fatigue, I have kpop fatigue, and ganganam style fatigue

    9. smurf120 says:

      The three leads reportedly studied martial arts for 2 years to film the movie. I knew that WKW thought up the Ip Man idea years ago, who according to the Making Of short, he started all the way back in 1996.


    10. Darren says:

      I hope it doesn’t turn into string work. I hate that crap!

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