Posted on Tuesday, November 27th, 2012 by Russ Fischer
Here’s one reason Wong Kar Wai‘s new film The Grandmasters doesn’t yet have a release date outside of China: it doesn’t even have a firm release date inside China. The movie had been scheduled to open on December 18 in the director’s home country, but that has been pushed back to January 8. Producers say “the original December premiere has been postponed, but it will start screening before the Lunar New Year next year.” One reason could be a small number of reshoots, or some additional shooting, which is somewhat amusing given that Wong has been shooting the film since 2009. He’s not a fast worker.
So we’re back to speculating on the release of the film to some extent. In the meantime a few new character posters have arrived, which you can see below.
You’ll note that the title is listed on these (as it has been on some other promo materials out of China) as The Grandmaster. So which is it — singular, or plural? The Annapurna Pictures site still uses the plural, as do other sales outlets for the States, so I’m going with the plural as the title under which we’ll see the film here.
We’ll have a date for the film, well, when we have one.
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