After nearly 10 years in production — TEN YEARS! — acclaimed director Wong Kar-wai’s martial arts epic “The Grandmasters” will finally grace the world with its presence when it arrives in Chinese theaters this December. The film’s release date has been kicked around like some sort of white-haired kung fu villain, so it’s incredibly nice to see that the flick has finally secured a date. Here’s hoping they don’t move it again. I honestly don’t think fans can wait any longer.
Want to read the synopsis again? Of course you do:
With martial arts getting more popular in the Thirties, more people seek to learn them via the professionals at Foshan in Southern China. Some of the experienced masters like to challenge their counterparts and undergoing battles. To have their whole concentration, it is their practice to lock up the venues and no one is allowed to leave during battles. No food and no rest before reaching any results. Ip Man is a young rich man extremely talented in martial arts, but he chooses to keep a low profile. Yet this doesn’t keep him out of these troubles ahead. One day he is trapped in this battleground so he has to use every means in order to get out of there. The masters are amazed by his abilities. Master Kung and his daughter Kung Yi are amongst, and the latter is attracted to this newcomer. A high warlord is assassinated by his own guard Yi Xian Tian. All masters in Foshan vow to take Tian down no matter what.
The film sports an incredible cast, including Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Ziyi Zhang, Chen Chang, Cung Le, Hye-kyo Song, Siu-Lung Leung, Julian Cheung, Benshan Zhao, and Qingxiang Wang. With fight choreography from Yuen Woo-ping, this one you’ll want to catch. “The Grandmasters” opens in China on December 18th, 2012.
Via : Chinesefilms.cn