A new full-length U.S. trailer for writer-director Wong Kar-Wai’s The Grandmaster is now available. Based on the real life of Ip Man – the Wing Chun master who trained Bruce Lee – The Grandmaster aims to tell the true story of the martial arts expert. The trailer shows off Wong’s particular cinematic style with a rain-soaked melee battle as its centerpiece. Though rooted in reality, The Grandmaster is clearly a stylized dramatic interpretation, despite what the overbearing voice-over in this trailer tells you.
Starring Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Zhang Ziyi and Cung Le, The Grandmaster opens stateside on August 23rd. Hit the jump to watch the new trailer.
The new U.S. trailer and poster for The Grandmaster come courtesy of The Film Stage: