When in the hell is The Grandmasters going to get released in the U.S.?! We still have yet to see a date, but we've got another awesome trailer for the movie for you to drool over. I love martial arts films, and this looks like a good one, I wish to hell I was able to fight like these guys. It'd be so awesome to be able to kick ass like this in a moment's notice.
The film was directed by Wang Kar Wai, and seems like it has a solid story, the fight choreography by Yuen Woo-ping, looks fantastic and the cinematography is pretty damn impressive! The film is based on martial arts legend Ip Man, and it stars Tony Leung, Zhang Ziyi, Chang Chen, Zhao Benshan, and Song Hye Gyo. The Grandmasters has already been released in Asia, and it seems like it's been getting some decent reviews.
I'm not sure why The Weinstein Company is sitting on this movie right now, but that's what they're doing.
Here's the synopsis for the film:
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....
Enjoy the trailer!