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Wong Kar Wai Named Jury President For The 63rd Annual Berlin Film Festival, What Does This Mean For 'The Grandmasters'?

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • August 28, 2012 9:49 AM
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Wong Kar Wai, the director behind "Chungking Express" and "In the Mood For Love," has been selected to be the Jury President of the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival. While this is a really good call on behalf of the film festival, Wong Kar Wai is also an international treasure, and will certainly add a certain amount of flavor to the jury.

Yes, Wong Kar-Wai Is Still Shooting 'The Grandmaster'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 20, 2012 10:49 AM
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It started filming in December 2009, and two-and-a-half years later, Wong Kar-Wai's "The Grandmaster" is still in front of cameras. We won't bore you with the details of the various stops and starts of the production over the past couple years, but needless to say, the highly anticipated movie has taken on Malick-ian proportions. Earlier this spring there appeared to be some kind of light at the end of tunnel when the film was dated with a December 18th release date in China, but that came with a caveat, with producers adding there the movie was headed to back for more shooting in May. And it appears it's still lensing.

Watch: Trailer For Wong-Kar Wai's Short Film/Whiskey Commercial 'Deja Vu'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 21, 2012 1:10 PM
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So far today we've seen a trailer for "Skyfall," the James Bond movie delayed two years by the bankruptcy of MGM. We've seen a trailer for "Anchorman 2," a nine-years later sequel that Paramount had seemingly scrapped. And we've seen a trailer for Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master," the first film in five years from the director. At this point, we're fully expecting to see clips for Terrence Malick's next film, David O Russell's "Nailed" and Wong Kar-Wai's "The Grandmaster," which started shooting several years ago, to surface before the day is out.

New Wong Kar-Wai Short Film 'Dejavu' To Premiere At Cannes

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 11, 2012 11:56 AM
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Looks like Wong Kar-Wai has something up his sleeve for everyone who has been patiently awaiting his next feature film "The Grandmasters." While it won't be making the Cannes Film Festival like many had hoped, with more shooting happening this month and a December release date in China lined up, it looks like we'll have a brief treat to hold us over until then.

Light At The End Of The Tunnel: Wong Kar-Wai's 'The Grandmaster' Gets December 18th Chinese Release Date

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 17, 2012 6:53 AM
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It's five years since the last film from the great Chinese director Wong Kar-Wai. It's eight since his last Chinese-language film, "2046." And depending on your tolerance for the latter, it's twelve since his last great film, "In The Mood For Love." But Kar-Wai has such a hugely impressive body of work behind him -- from "Ashes Of Time" to "Chungking Express" -- that anything he does will have a fever-pitch of anticipation behind it, and that only seems to get greater the longer he takes with his latest project, "The Grandmaster."

Watch: Wong Kar-Wai's Charles Bukowski Inspired Ad For Shu Uemura Cosmetics

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 14, 2011 12:00 PM
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While Wong Kar-Wai is no stranger to directing commericals, having helmed spots for brands as diverse as Motorola, BMW, Orange France, Lancome Paris and Dior, we have to say even this is a bit of a surprise. Granted, this has been in the works for a while but it's the first we've heard of it; Wong Kar-Wai has teamed with comestics company Shu Uemura on a Christmas collection of products, featuring heavily on the colors blue and red.

New Images From Wong Kar-Wai's 'The Grandmasters' Still Shows The Same Fighting Scene

  • By Simon Dang
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  • July 25, 2011 4:11 AM
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A couple of new images have arrived from Wong Kar-wai's latest, "The Grandmasters," but somewhat disappointingly, they continue to simply show the same fighting scene which has dominated all of the film's limited marketing so far.

Snubbed? Who's Missing In The 2011 Cannes Line-Up?

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 14, 2011 3:04 AM
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As one of the most highly anticipated film festivals on the planet -- the Olympics of cinema as it were -- each spring the looming arrival of the Cannes Film Festival line-up brings with it a near feeding frenzy of anticipation (except for those actually awaiting the summer tentpole season).

Wong Kar-Wai's 'The Grandmasters' Eyeing Completion In The Last Quarter Of 2011

  • By Simon Dang
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  • March 20, 2011 1:52 AM
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Financing On Jan de Bont's 'Mulan' Starring Zhang Ziyi Falls ApartProduction on any Wong Kar-Wai film is never simple but his latest effort looks to be taking the cake with the Ip Man biopic "The Grandmasters" reportedly facing even more delays on its already extended production.

Heiress Megan Ellison Does It Again, Set To Acquire Rights To Wong Kar-Wai's 'The Grandmasters'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • February 15, 2011 2:10 AM
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A mere week ago, the name Megan Ellison wouldn't have even raised an eyebrow among the film community. Now she's pretty much the toast of the town -- at least ours anyway.

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