Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Get 12 issues from just £25
Must-Have Movie Collectibles
Bid on some classic memorabilia
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Leonard Nimoy Dies
Beloved Star Trek actor was 83
Exclusive: Charlie Cox Talks Marvel’s Daredevil
Plus a new poster for the Netflix superhero show
Avengers: Age Of Ultron Character Posters Fly In
Update: Nick Fury's online, and he's brought Black Widow and Thor
Exclusive New While We're Young Poster
And a new trailer for Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts' midlife-com
First Look At Eddie Redmayne As The Danish Girl
First look at Tom Hooper's new period drama
Harrison Ford Confirmed For Blade Runner 2
Denis Villeneuve is in talks to direct
Jack Huston Eyed As The New Crow
He could flap in to replace Luke Evans
First Trailer For The Lady In The Van
Alan Bennett has a visitor
Sam Mendes Talks Spectre
Skyfall's director on why he returned to the Bond franchise
Red Sonja Prepares For Action Again
Christopher Cosmos hired to write new screenplay
Rosamund Pike Joins The Deep Blue Good-By
Starring with Christian Bale
Blake Lively And Jason Clarke Say All I See Is You
Marc Forster's new psychological drama
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
30 September 2014
Netflix To Simultaneously Release Crouching Tiger 2
Streaming service makes big deal
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
The Grandmaster (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Dragon (2013)
Empire Star Rating
IP Man 2 (2011)
Empire Star Rating
Horseman Of The Apocalypse (2009)
Empire Star Rating
Ip Man (2009)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Trailer For Wong Kar-Wai's Grandmasters
A rainy night in Foshan

19 July 2011  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: YouTube (via The Playlist)

submit to reddit

Trailer For Wong Kar-Wai's Grandmasters

It's been a long time in production, but Wong Kar-Wai's martial arts epic The Grandmasters is finally inching towards completion and release, with this brief trailer just arriving online.

The Grandmasters is a biopic of Ip Man, the famous Wing Chun teacher who trained Bruce Lee, among many others. He's also the subject, obviously enough, of the Ip Man films, but Wong's version, on the evidence of the breathtakingly beautiful clip, will be rather different to Donnie Yen's. We look to be in for some seriously artsy ass-kicking here, although admittedly, with all the rain and the green, we can't help but be reminded of the climactic Smith fight in Matrix Revolutions.

The Grandmasters stars Tony Leung and Zhang Ziyi, and has already done some rounds for potential buyers on the festival circuit. Reports earlier this year predicted it wouldn't be finished until the end of 2011 though (making it a two-year shoot). Has Wong wrapped earlier than he thought, or is this just designed to drum up some advance excitement? It's working for us...


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Welcome To The Punch Starts Shooting
Strong and McAvoy shoot to thrill
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it

Your Comments

New stills from my blog: http://wongkarwainews.wordpress.com/2011/07/19/the-gr andmasters-teaser-trailer/ More

Posted by Jeffrey at 15:43 on 21 July 2011 | Report This Post

I take it back...
That clip hurt my eyes! One of those films where they make and edit every half second :-( I'm a sucker for slo-mo... for me, they did slo-mo in the wrong places! lol More

Posted by Bubba76 at 13:41 on 19 July 2011 | Report This Post

You had me
at Zhang Ziyi :-p More

Posted by Bubba76 at 13:40 on 19 July 2011 | Report This Post

The Foot Fist Wei
I'm a HUGE fan of his movies - but not 'My Blueberry Nights' so it's great his gone back to his native land for this which looks like his most accessable movie yet. WKW can do action as his Arthouse Wuxia 'Ashes of Time' proved so I'm excited to see this and Tony Leung is DA MAN! More

Posted by ramseyrocks at 12:40 on 19 July 2011 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Empire's New Spectre Issue Covers
First look at Bond 24 in Empire's April issue

Vote For The Jameson Empire Awards 2015!
Your mission is clear...

The Oscars: Who Won What?
The winners, the losers, the dresses, the suits...

The Empire Podcast Oscars 2015 Special
The team's take on the 87th Academy Awards

Sleeping Beauties: The Story Behind 12 Of Cinema's Unlikeliest Hits
They came, they saw, they surprisingly conquered

Writer / Director Dan Gilroy Reveals 8 Nightcrawler Secrets
On Jake Gyllenhaal's hand-slicing mirror smash and more...

Robert Downey Jr. On Age Of Ultron
Tomorrow: Mark Ruffalo talks Bruce Banner...

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)