New trailer primes The Grandmasters1 min readReading Time: < 1 minute
Hong Kong director Wong Kar-wai’s latest film, The Grandmasters, recently released a second trailer – 18 months after filming started and 10 years after the director conceived the movie.
The one-minute trailer, set on a street, on a dark, rainy night, depicts a battle between lead actor Tony Leung and about 20 kungfu artists.
In a black gown and white hat, Leung transforms his signature gentlemanly manners to kick and punch like a street fighter. The scene is a nod to Keanu Reeves in The Matrix and Christian Bale in The Dark Knight.
The film’s first trailer, released in December 2010, is just a play of light, shadow and Chinese calligraphy, without any actors.
Leung plays the late kungfu master Ip Man, known for his wing chun style, a form of Chinese martial arts.