The great master - the film in 2018
- Premiere: during 2018 (with a possible postponement of the release to a later date)
- Country of Origin: Hong Kong
- Genre: action, drama, biography, history
- Producer: Wilson Yip
- Cast: Donnie Yen et al.
The premiere of the film “The Great Master” is scheduled for 2018, which will be a continuation of the trilogy about “Ip Man”, released between 2008 and 2015. The original name of the project is Yip Man 4, while in Russia it was translated as “Great masters ". It is noteworthy that in 2013, an action movie with the same name - from the notorious director Wong Kar-Wai, where the main role was played by his favorite Tony Leung Chu Wai - was released, and he was also about the legend of Chinese martial arts. Interesting?
Great Master Ip Man
Let's start with the fact that let's imagine, in fact, Yip Man. As a person, overgrown with legends during his lifetime. He was a true representative of the Wing Chun style. Thanks to him and his efforts, the Chinese school of wushu was later found around the world. And if not for him, then Bruce Lee would not have become what he is known today. This is if in brief about the patriarch - the person of Yip Manya.
The future master of Chinese martial arts was born in China in 1892 to a family of aristocrats. But to get all the benefits of the inheritance he was not destined. He nevertheless received a traditional Chinese education, which also included training in martial arts. He went to Hong Kong to improve his acquired skills, but eventually he returned to his native Foshan. And then he was already a recognized master, ready to lead an innumerable number of followers.
In the future, life more than once tested Ip Man’s strength, which you can independently learn about either from his biography or from films dedicated to him personally. And if in action movies with Bruce Lee, Ip Man was assigned no more than a second plan, then in 2008 a full-fledged biopic about him came out, directed by Wilson Ip.
It was followed by two sequels, released at intervals of two years and five years, respectively. By the way, the triquel in its time was remarkable for the fact that it was made in 3D format, in which watching numerous battles is one sheer pleasure.
All three films shot Wilson Yip, he is also going to engage in the production of quad.
Director and screenwriter
Wilson Yip is a Hong Kong film director who came to the cinema long before he began filming Ip Man. In the past years, he took a lot of things, but he got real world fame, perhaps, only with the release of a biopic about the legend of China.
We can say that Kung Fu films have found a new life in 2008. And a lot of things for this did Donnie Yen, the leading man, but about him a little later.
The “Great Master”, which today is the translation for the Russian film of the original name of the painting being prepared, will be handled by Wilson Yip, and this will be his first directorial work since the release of the third part of “Ip Man”.
Note that now the plans for the Chinese director is also listed as a criminal drama “Paradox”, in which the main roles will be performed by Louis Koo and Tony Ja.
The script for the quadricvel, which, according to rumors, could be the beginning of a new trilogy, write Edmond Vaughn. This native of Hong Kong, in turn, previously wrote the text not only for the three Yip Mans, but also for the two parts of the adventure family movie “Monkey King”, where, by the way, this character was played by the same Donnie Yen (in the original tape of 2014 ).
Interestingly, the release of the third chapter in the story of the "Monkey King" is also scheduled for 2018.
Who is responsible for the Great Master Ip Man
"The Great Master" is produced by Bac-Min Vaughn. He is also from Hong Kong, and he also had the honor of producing all three parts about Ip Man a little earlier. He also often acted in films as an actor and wrote scripts. Note that in cinema, he began his work already in the early 70s! Agree, once upon a time, fate should have given him a chance to get well-deserved fame.
Well, about the actors. Donnie Yen. So far, only one, he is declared as an actor quadriquel. It is not surprising, because Yip Man, in his interpretation, turned out to be a pretty sight.
A Chinese actor recently appeared in Hollywood blockbusters “Outcast One: Star Wars. Stories ”and“ Three X: World domination, ”although these were not his first attempts to take part in English-language cinema.
In his homeland, Donnie Yen is famous for his roles in the second part of the action movie with Jet Li “Once in China”, in “Shanghai Fighter”, in “Hero” by Zhang Yimou, etc. But “Ip Man” at one time undoubtedly brought him career completely to a new level.
Who will make the company Donnie Yen on the set of "The Great Master", is still kept secret.
The plot of the project by this time remains unknown. There are assumptions that the story told in the quadruvel will tell viewers about that period of Yip Man’s life when he was already known not only in China, but also in America. Everything else, the authors intend to implement the interaction of the martial arts legend directly with Bruce Lee. Let's see what comes of it all.
Movie release date
The release date of the film “The Great Master” is set for 2018. There is no specific date at our disposal so far.
It should be noted that the production of the Ip Man 4 thriller is planned to spend more than 20 million dollars. By the way, the shooting of the trikvel, which was shot in 3D, cost the producers nearly two times more - 40 million "green".