Ip Man: The Final Fight <葉問：終極一戰> will premiere at the Hong Kong International Film Festival on March 17, 2013.
The film, produced by Checkley Sin (冼國林) and directed by Herman Yau (邱禮濤), is a direct sequel to the 2010 prequel film, The Legend is Born – Ip Man <葉問前傳>. Starring Anthony Wong (黃秋生) as the aging Wing Chun hero, The Final Fight will focus on Ip’s final years in 1950s Hong Kong, where he attempts to establish his own martial arts academy against an economically-challenged environment as Hong Kong attempts to recover from World War II.
Checkley Sin, a disciple of Ip Man’s son Ip Chun (葉準), expressed that The Final Fight will be his last Ip Man film investment. “This film is different from other kung fu and action films. There are some aspects of Ip Man that others still don’t know about, and I want to present them in this film. The Final Fight is a film that is able to tell the complete life of Ip Man. As a loyal Wing Chun practitioner and successor of Ip Man, I believe that The Final Fight will be able to provide a complete and perfect ending to his legendary story.”
Ip Man: The Final Fight was filmed in Xiqiao Dreamworks Studios, a 1.4 billion RMB project built by Hong Kong’s National Arts Holdings in Xiqiao, Guangdong. The themed studio – similar to America’s Universal Studios – is dedicated to building studio reenactments of Hong Kong, Guangzhou, and Shanghai during the Republican Era of China. The studio’s “Hong Kong Streets” also consist of buildings that resemble 1950s British Hong Kong, which was where a majority of Ip Man: The Final Fight was filmed.
Anthony Wong praised the film set’s realistic resemblance of old Hong Kong, gushing, “It is a huge studio. From the architecture to the props, everything looked real. The sets are designed articulately – besides the surface, the inside of a store or a building is also carefully built. You can literally live in the studio’s bedrooms as well. The beds, the bathrooms, the chairs, etc… everything is there! When, I’m on set, I felt like I literally went back in time to 1950s Hong Kong. It was somewhat of a culture shock.”
The Final Fight, costarring Eric Tsang (曾志偉), Anita Yuen (袁詠儀), Gillian Chung (鍾欣桐), Jordan Chan (陳小春), and Wong Cho Lam (王祖藍), will open in Hong Kong cinemas on March 28.
“Ip Man: The Final Fight” Trailer
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Will this really be the “final fight”? Looks like they are milking the Ip Man cow for all it’s worth.
And all the Show Luo fans will boycot, lol
I hope Show Luo’s fans are mature enough to know
that its more than Anthony in this film.
Looking at the trailer, Eric Tsang seems to fight better than Anthony Wong. Eric’s punches seem more rapid while Anthony is more rigid. Also Anthony’s accent is a bit distracting.
anthony wong was wrongly casted. just a feeling he doesn’t really fit the role based on the trailer. and sad thing is, on the top of my head i can’t think of a better hk fit …
maybe tony leung ka fei but he’s not old enough …
Ip man’s is already old in the 1950s?
Then how did he become Bruce lee’s sifu then? Lee is only a teenager at that time.
I don’t see much ‘contribution’ of Ip Man to Bruce Lee’s kungfu prowess, he is just being there at the right time and the right place.
No need to be good master, just need to have a oggd outstanding student. LOL
Yip Man died at age 79 in 1972. Bruce Lee studied under him at age 13 in 1954. Think Ip Man was in his 60’s at the time.
among all the fake ip-man i think anthony looks the most as the real ip-man with his funny accent,lol.
Too many Ip Man movies lately, Donnie Yen also will start with his Ip Man 3D, Kevin Cheng has his Ip Man TV series…seems Ip Man very popular now 🙂
this looks exciting
i cant wait to watch this
Everyone can film a fight sequence nowadays… =/
WHo is final fight between Ip Man and the guy played by Eric Tsang? Or a fight between a traditional man and the changing times?
It seems a weird addition to the two great movies out already. I might see it as a separate story from the Donnie Yen’s Ip Mans.
Is this a joke cast? Or a joke movie? Talk about miscasting.
They aren’t desperate at all to milk this for everything. /sarcasm
I’m sure they will all be laughing to the bank though when it makes more money than it cost to produce because people are stupid enough to go and see it just because it has “Ip Man” in the title.
I bet this kind of stuff makes Tony Leung cringe after he put so much hard work and pain into his movie only to have this crud come out and actually turn a profit.
When will it come out in the states… I love all IP Man movies I bet this one is as good as the other 3. I believe it will be good and if it isn’t I always like watching a good fighting movies with karate taekwondo wing chun anything with good moves.
you can not have your hand blocking your eyes view of the other person feet.
the hand as to be standing up in the middle
to permit a full view of the person.
wing chung Ip man, Ma yuk ping, MIKE B, Claude-Francois. lol good practice to all
Ip Man was shorter than Bruce Lee in real life and lived in a time where nutrition wasn’t that great and your average meal was a bowl of rice, (sometimes) meat and soup.
And now you have this tall Eurasian…I don’t know.
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