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Check It Out: Wong Kar Wai's The Grand Master(s)

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If you like your martial arts epics beautiful and your Asian cinema thoughtful and delicate, you might want to check out Wong Kar Wai's The Grand Master(s). IndieWire has revealed the poster and tagline for Wai's new film, and from what I gather, this is going to be beyond awesome.

Starring in the film are Tony Leung (In The Mood For Love, directed by Wong Kar Wai, which I covered in MTCU) and the always entertaining/beautiful Ziyi Zhang (Crouching Tiger, House of Flying Daggers). The film centers around Yip Man (Leung), widely considered the first martial arts master of the modern age (and teacher of Bruce Lee, if that first part wasn't impressive enough).  The movie also stars MMA fighter Cung Le, and features fight choreography from Yuen Woo-Ping, who lent his expertise to the Kill Bill series, as well as martial arts classics such as Drunken Master and Kung Fu Hustle. 

Just to recap, for those keeping score at home, we have an incredibly dexterous director in Kar Wai, some of the most well-known Asian actors working in the biz (Leung, Zhang), an amazing action choreographer, and source material based on...

If you like your martial arts epics beautiful and your Asian cinema thoughtful and delicate, you might want to check out Wong Kar Wai's The Grand Master(s). IndieWire has revealed the poster and tagline for Wai's new film, and from what I gather, this is going to be beyond awesome.

Starring in the film are Tony Leung (In The Mood For Love, directed by Wong Kar Wai, which I covered in MTCU) and the always entertaining/beautiful Ziyi Zhang (Crouching Tiger, House of Flying Daggers). The film centers around Yip Man (Leung), widely considered the first martial arts master of the modern age (and teacher of Bruce Lee, if that first part wasn't impressive enough).  The movie also stars MMA fighter Cung Le, and features fight choreography from Yuen Woo-Ping, who lent his expertise to the Kill Bill series, as well as martial arts classics such as Drunken Master and Kung Fu Hustle

Just to recap, for those keeping score at home, we have an incredibly dexterous director in Kar Wai, some of the most well-known Asian actors working in the biz (Leung, Zhang), an amazing action choreographer, and source material based on a legendary martial arts master.  If you aren't excited, you might want to see a doctor. Wong Kar Wai has been shooting this film since December of last year, and the production won't finish until early 2011. I'm dying to get my hands on some clips and pics of this film, but apparently things are being kept mostly under wraps.  It wouldn't be surprising if the movie is tweaked for the American market (hence the ambiguous plural in the title), but here' s hoping that we get to see the original film here in the States.

Via: Indiewire

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