Watch: First US Trailer for Weinstein Company's 'The Grandmaster'
Just this past February, The Weinstein Company picked up Wong Kar Wai's visually stunning and kung fu fighting riddled film The Grandmaster. The film is slated to arrive in August, and now the marketing for the U.S. release of the film has arrived. It doesn't offer much more than the previous trailers for the film from its 2012 release in China, but it does have some more gorgeous shots of that rain fight with Tony Leung as Ip Man, the legendary martial arts grand master who trained Bruce Lee, looking like a real bad ass. Chinese superstar Ziyi Zhang also stars in the film, and we hope it gets a good sized release. Watch!
Here's the US trailer for Wong Kar Wai's The Grandmaster, originally from Yahoo:
The story of martial arts grand master Ip Man (Tony Leung Chiu Wai), the man who trained Bruce Lee.
The Grandmaster tells the story of martial arts grand master Ip Man (Tony Leung Chiu Wai), the man who trained Bruce Lee. The story focuses on two kung fu masters, IP Man, and Gong Er, and as their worlds collide on the night of the Japanese invasion in 1936. The plot encompasses themes of war, family, revenge, desire, love, and memory. The cast also includes Ziyi Zhang, Chang Chen, Xiao Shengyang and Song Hye Kyo as well as hundreds of Asia's top martial artists. Chinese filmmaker Wong Kar Wai directs the film which was already released in China and hits US theaters, from The Weinstein Company on August 23rd.