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Wong Kar-wai's 'Grandmasters' Chinese Release Pushed Again; Check out New Character Posters & Trailer

Thompson on Hollywood By Beth Hanna and Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood November 27, 2012 at 12:45PM

Wong Kar-wai's long-delayed Ip Man biopic "The Grandmasters" has now hit another roadbump: the mainland China release has been pushed back an additional three weeks due to even more additional shooting last month.
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"The Grandmaster"
"The Grandmaster"

Wong Kar-wai's long-delayed Ip Man biopic "The Grandmasters" has now hit another roadbump: the mainland China release has been pushed back an additional three weeks due to even more additional shooting last month. This puts the film in Chinese theaters January 8 (as opposed to December 18), with its festival circuit possibilities and US release still unclear.

In the meantime, four new character posters have been released. Check them (and the Chinese trailer) out below.

Shooting began on "The Grandmasters" in 2009. The film stars Tony Leung, Zhang Ziyi and Chang Chen. Wong's "Chungking Express" and "In the Mood For Love" are both on the Sight & Sound Greatest Films of All Time list, so we'll remain patient.

Grandmaster character poster 1
Grandmasters character poster 2
Grandmasters character poster 3
Grandmasters character poster 4

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


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.