Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
‘Game Of Thrones’ Will Probably End After Season 8, But HBO Is Open To Prequels & More ‘Game Of Thrones’ Will Probably End After Season 8, But HBO Is Open To Prequels & More The 25 Best Action Movies Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Action Movies Of The 21st Century So Far Relativity Puts 'Jane Got A Gun' And More Up For Sale As They Fight Off Bankruptcy Relativity Puts 'Jane Got A Gun' And More Up For Sale As They Fight Off Bankruptcy Zack Snyder Says Batman Has A "Crisis Of Conscience" In 'Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice' Plus New Pics Zack Snyder Says Batman Has A "Crisis Of Conscience" In 'Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice' Plus New Pics Venice 2015 Line-Up: 'Equals' With Kristen Stewart, 'Beasts Of No Nation,' 'The Danish Girl,' More Venice 2015 Line-Up: 'Equals' With Kristen Stewart, 'Beasts Of No Nation,' 'The Danish Girl,' More Watch: 4-Minute Tribute To Lars von Trier's Masterful Film Work Watch: 4-Minute Tribute To Lars von Trier's Masterful Film Work New 'Deadpool' Images, Ryan Reynolds Distances Himself From 'X-Men: Origins' New 'Deadpool' Images, Ryan Reynolds Distances Himself From 'X-Men: Origins' TIFF Images: Emma Watson In 'Colonia,' Brie Larson In 'Room,' Charlie Kaufman's 'Anomalisa' And More TIFF Images: Emma Watson In 'Colonia,' Brie Larson In 'Room,' Charlie Kaufman's 'Anomalisa' And More Richard Linklater Frontrunner To Direct 'The Rosie Project' Starring Jennifer Lawrence Richard Linklater Frontrunner To Direct 'The Rosie Project' Starring Jennifer Lawrence Watch: Blu-Ray Trailer For 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' Plus 11 New Clips From The Film Watch: Blu-Ray Trailer For 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' Plus 11 New Clips From The Film The 10 Best And 5 Worst Tom Cruise Performances The 10 Best And 5 Worst Tom Cruise Performances Watch: New Trailer For 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Blu-ray Release Explores Who Killed The World Watch: New Trailer For 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Blu-ray Release Explores Who Killed The World Just For Laughs: 'The Big Lebowski' Live Read With Michael Fassbender & Jennifer Lawrence Just For Laughs: 'The Big Lebowski' Live Read With Michael Fassbender & Jennifer Lawrence All The Songs In 'Paper Towns' Including Bon Iver, Wilco, Vampire Weekend, Bob Dylan, And More All The Songs In 'Paper Towns' Including Bon Iver, Wilco, Vampire Weekend, Bob Dylan, And More "A Living Hell": 'The Revenant' Is Reportedly $35 Million Over Budget, A Producer Exited The Movie, And More "A Living Hell": 'The Revenant' Is Reportedly $35 Million Over Budget, A Producer Exited The Movie, And More The 20 Best Documentaries Of 2015 So Far The 20 Best Documentaries Of 2015 So Far The 25 Best Animated Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Animated Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 50 Best Films Of The Decade So Far The 50 Best Films Of The Decade So Far The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far "It Was A Clusterfuck From Day One": 5 Things About Neill Blomkamp's Failed 'Halo' Movie "It Was A Clusterfuck From Day One": 5 Things About Neill Blomkamp's Failed 'Halo' Movie

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

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist July 20, 2012 at 10:49AM

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.
3
The Grandmasters

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.

Over the past couple of days, various Asian outlets have reported about Wong Kar-Wai's 54th birthday on Wednesday, adding along with it that "Zhang Ziyi posted the birthday celebration photo from the set." Yes, from the set (you can check out the image below). Even with a hard date now on the books, "The Grandmaster" is apparently "in a hurry to wrap up production." So, Wong Kar-Wai is still on the set with five months to go before the film hits theaters -- but that shouldn't necessarily be cause for alarm. We wouldn't be surprised if he is editing concurrently, and it's not always unusual in this day for directors to be coming in under a tight deadline. That said, Wong Kar-Wai generally moves at his own speed, so we'll see how this unfolds in the next little while.

Either way the film -- a biopic of legendary martial artist Ip Man (Tony Leung), a legendary master of Wing Chun who taught Bruce Lee, among many others -- isn't going make its way to U.S. theaters until 2013 at the earliest, so we still have a long wait ahead of us. So just take this all as a slight update for now, and just hope that the December 18th date holds. [via WongKongWai.net]

Wong Kar-Wai Birthday

This article is related to: The Grandmaster, Wong Kar-wai


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


E-Mail Updates