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Granted, all those teaser trailers with Tony Leung battling an army of guys in the rain were pretty cool, but it’s great to finally get the first full length trailer for Wong Kar Wai’s “The Grandmasters” (even if it is entirely in Chinese with no English subtitles). This is the director’s first foray back into martial arts filmmaking since “Ashes of Time” in the ’80s, so it’s quite the landmark film. After years of delay and reshoots, the film is finally set for a December release date overseas, and should be making the festival rounds thereafter. Keep an eye out, kids, cause this thing looks insanely good.
“The Grandmasters” is the story of the master arts master Ip Man, aka the man who trained Bruce Lee, but from everything I’ve seen, Bruce Lee probably won’t be showing up anytime soon, if at all, and this entirely about the man’s early, ass-kicking years.
Starring Tony Leung, Zhang Ziyi, Chang Chen, Zhao Benshan, and Song Hye Gyo.
China gets it first December 18th, so you’re probably looking at a 2013 release date Stateside.
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