Posted on Thursday, December 30th, 2010 by Russ Fischer
If, like me, you got excited at the very idea of seeing footage from a new Wong Kar Wai film, then dial it down a bit. Because while, yes, this is a brief teaser for the great director’s new film The Grandmasters — his own take on the same story told in the film Ip Man — there isn’t actually any film footage here. But fans will want to check it out anyway, and we’ve also got images of Tony Leung and Zhang Ziyi as they appear in the film, as a consolation prize.
Movielicious has the teaser and the images for The Grandmasters, which will be his first feature since the slightly disappointing 2007 effort My Blueberry Nights. Wong Kar Wai is not a fast-moving filmmaker (his only other two features in the last decade are 2000′s In the Mood For Love and 2004′s 2046) and there has been some reason to worry that he would tinker with this in the editing room into 2011. (He could give Terrence Malick a run for his money in post-production fiddling.) Let’s hope that’s not the case — I’d love to see The Grandmasters end up in the Cannes 2011 lineup.
We don’t even know a full storyline for the film, and the art above and below is all that we’ve seen. (Thanks to the American Film Market for getting that out there.)
We know that Tony Leung plays Wing Chun master Yip Man, the famed instructor to Bruce Lee whose life has also been chronicled in the films Ip Man and Ip Man 2. (The first of those two is now streaming on Netflix.) The movie will be Wong Kar Wai’s first out and out kung fu film, and features choreography from Yuen Wu Ping. [via Twitch]