The Grandmaster is the highly-anticipated Kung Fu film by acclaimed director Wong Kar Wai. This film was inspired by the life and times of the legendary kung fu master, Ip Man and spans through the tumultuous Republican era that followed the fall of China’s last dynasty, a time of chaos, division and war that was also the golden age of Chinese martial arts.
The Grandmaster also portrays both the Chinese martial arts and the world of the martial artists with unprecedented authenticity, with fight scenes choreographed by renowned action choreographer Yuen Wo Ping (THE MATRIX, KILL BILL, CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON.) The trio of international superstars at the film’s heart – Tony Leung, Ziyi Zhang and Chang Chen – all underwent several years of rigorous and extremely challenging kung fu training for their roles.
Seems like an interesting movie, I’m not really the kung fu type although I did like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and my girl from Memoirs Of A Geisha is in the movie. Check out some videos on The Art of Kung Fu. The Grandmaster hits theatre’s nationwide on August 30th.