Ip Man 3 breaks all records in Hong Kong
Check out the new trailer to Ip Man 3.
Ip Man 3 have been scoring top results in the Hong Kong box office since its Christmas release, breaking $40 million HKD this past weekend in Hong Kong alone, and it also broke box office records for a Chinese-language film in Malaysia.
Ip Man 3 will be opening to a limited released in the United States on January 22, 2016 and a wide release in Mainland China on March 1, 2016. Due to the lack of competitors that month, Ip Man 3 is expected to achieve favorable results when it releases in China.
Check out the hi-octane trailer to Ip Man 3 with new footage. The film is set to open in Asia this Christmas and in the U.S. on January 22nd.
Check out this new batch of U.S. character posters.
Have a look at Danny Chan as Bruce Lee in upcoming Ip Man 3 movie.
Check out whose fists are fasters in the new intense trailer to Ip Man 3.
Check out the new Ip Man 3 featurette with new action scenes including Mike Tyson, Yuen-Woo Ping and Max Zhang.
Ip Man 3 coming out in US on January 22, 2016, check out the latest trailer.
Check out the behind-the-scenes clip featuring Tony Jaa’s stunt double Sarut Khanwilai.
Check out the latest posters to Ip Man 3.
Magnum Films has shared the news that Ip Man 3 will have a small part that features Ip Man fighting Bruce Lee played by Danny Chan, who previously played the star in The Legend of Bruce Lee tv series.
According to Sam the Man, Magnum Films, the distributor of Ip Man 3 in Australia and New Zealand, has shared on their Weibo that due to copyright issues, Ip Man 3 will not feature any CGI Bruce Lee, which, as you probably recall, was previously announced as a key feature of the film.
Whose fists are faster? Watch the first teaser trailer to Ip Man 3.
Watch the first teaser to Ip Man 3.
Ip Man 3 will officially be released this Christmas with a trailer coming at the end of this month!
Regrading Donnie Yen‘s tweet Ip Man 3 release dates are set. An official announcement is coming soon. A trailer is most likely on the horizon, so we’ll be on the look out!
When appearing at a promotional event in Beijing, Donnie Yen spoke up about the highly anticipated action film, Ip Man 3, the final movie in the Ip Man film series. He promised fans that Ip Man 3, which he is currently filming in Shanghai, would be even better than the first two installments.
Ip Man 3 will mainly focus on two storylines: Ip Man’s friendship with martial artist Bruce Lee, considered his most famous disciple, and Ip Man’s rivalry with an American boxer, who is portrayed by heavyweight boxing world champion Mike Tyson. At the event, Donnie praised Tyson, whom he considers one of his idols, for being very nice, despite his intimidating outer appearance.
Donnie also talked about the current difficulty in filming action flicks. “These days, you really have to go for broke when filming a quality action movie,” he mused. “I’m not saying don’t pay attention to safety, but I feel the highest level of art requires a spirit of taking risks. Not to mention, the standard for filmmaking is now getting higher and higher.”
When asked which of his films has been the most difficult, Donnie replied that every single one is challenging because he puts an all-out effort into each one. “I hope to improve in every single one of my movies,” he said. “Although I may not achieve that, the filming process for each one has been unforgettable.”
On-set images featuring Donnie Yen and Mike Tyson.
Ip Man 3 Gathering held a press conference, in addition to starring Donnie Yen, the boxing champion Mike Tyson has joined the film. On the conference, the two on the same stage for the first time.
Production on Ip Man 3 have hit a snag. BRUCE LEE Estate is seeking to stop the film from featuring his name and likeness. Even though Lee’s brother, Robert Lee supports the project and owns the intellectual property rights of Bruce Lee, BLE stated firmly that “Robert Lee does not own or control any intellectual property rights associated with Bruce Lee, including, without limitation, any rights to Bruce Lee’s name, likeness and image. Robert Lee does not represent BLE, nor is he authorized to represent any intellectual property rights in connection with Bruce Lee in any way.”
Kris Storti, the COO and general counsel of BLE, added that “BLE intends to seek all remedies available to it to stop Pegasus from including the computer-generated version of Bruce Lee in Ip Man 3.”
Lawyers are now involved to hash things out. Hopefully this issue will be resolved soon so production can continue as planned with ‘Bruce Lee’ in the mix.
Mike Tyson have joined the cast of IP MAN 3! Yes. You read that right. Pegasus Motion Pictures confirmed that former heavyweight boxing champion ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson will be duking it out with leading man in the epic finale of the ‘Ip Man’ franchise.
Director Wilson Yip has asked Donnie to lose 30 pounds (approximately 14 kg) for the role. “This is mission impossible. I now weigh 145 pounds (approximately 66kg). I am worried I’ll end up in hospital after losing that weight. I may even die,” Donnie tells the Hong Kong media. Film will start shooting in 2 weeks.
It’s been announced that Ip Man 3 will begin shooting in March. But Sammo Hung will not be choreographing this time, Yuen Woo Ping will be serving as a fighting choreographer. Can’t say is it bad or good, time will tell… Stay tuned.
Ip Man 3 will start shooting in March of 2015. Here’s what Yen told Flicks and the City (via EP): “We’re starting next March… it’s going to be my last time around playing Ip Man. I think the fans have been waiting for quite a few years. And I kind of didn’t want to take on this role again, and I was onto experimenting with different characters, different roles, until I’m ready. And now, I feel like I’m ready, so we’ll see. I’ll try do the best I can. And hopefully I can top the first two.”
Media Asia Chairman John Chong has officially confirmed that Donnie Yen, Edmond Wong, Wilson Yip and Raymond Wong are again on board as star, screenwriter, director and producer, respectively. Budgeted at over $30 million dollars, Ip Man 3 will be released in late 2015, just in time for the Christmas-Chinese New Year season.
After an unexpected turn as the infamous titular character in The Monkey King, which opens in theaters on January 30, Donnie Yen plans to return to his iconic Ip Man role in the film series’ third installment, which is expected to begin filming next year.
According to Chong, Ip Man 3 was originally scheduled to be filmed from June to September 2013. However, Donnie was involved in other film projects. Director Wilson Yip also had other work obligations during that time and thus recommended that Edmond Wong switch from screenwriter to director. Edmond was busy preparing for his wedding, so filming was postponed until the year after.
The producers hope that Ip Man 3 can be filmed sometime next year and emphasized that the film will definitely have a 3D release.
“I’ll leave that to fate, but I’ll definitely play Ip Man again,” says Yen of his now-classic portrayal of the Wing Chun legend. “I won’t be doing it any time soon, though, because there are so many Ip Man [movies] around. You are Ip Man! He is Ip Man! Everyone is Ip Man! Even the audience is getting bored at the moment.”
At the beginning of 2013 Raymond Wong announced that Pegasus Motion Pictures had spent 150 million RMB in order to bring back the dream duo of Donnie Yen and Wilson Yip to film Ip Man 3 in Hangzhou in July.
It was soon discovered that Ip Man 3 was facing funding problems, which stemmed from the hesitance of mainland Chinese companies to invest in projects that might not bring a satisfactory return at the box office. Wilson Yip suggested that they cut production costs, although he was worried about the effect that this would have on the movie’s quality and 3D special effects. To Wilson, it would be better to not film, rather than risk damaging the series’ reputation due to lack of funds. In the end, Raymond decided to replace Wilson with his son, Edmond, and to shoot Ip Man 3 in regular 2D.
In response to this decision, Donnie announced that he was withdrawing alongside Wilson. Many say they are a golden pair, destined to work together, and that a success for one is a success for the other.
When asked about his take on Ip Man 3, Wilson responded that he has not yet made a decision: “I’m still in the middle of discussing the details, because I can make a decision only when I see if there are new factors included.” Donnie showed his support for Wilson, saying, “I’m waiting for Wilson to be ready!”
According to insiders, Donnie and Wilson’s filming schedules are packed for the rest of the year, making it unlikely that they will have time to start shooting Ip Man 3 in July. Wilson is set to begin filming Zhong Kui, whereas Donnie will go from the set of The Iceman Cometh 3D directly to that of Teddy Chan’s One Person’s Martial Arts Circle.
In response to possible scheduling conflicts, Raymond’s daughter, Alvina, responded, “We are a listed company, and we signed a contract with the investors. No matter who is in the cast, we will start filming.”
Does it mean we will see just another Ip Man movie without dream duo or maybe even trio Donnie-Wilson-Sammo?
It looks like Ip Man 3D may not make it off the ground after all. Now that Donnie Yen has launched his own production company, Super Hero Films, he gets to make the films he wants to make. Apparently director Wilson Yip has lost his desire to shoot Ip Man 3D now that Ip Man has become such a pop culture figure – with prequels and sequels from other filmmakers besides Donnie Yen and Wilson Yip. And Donnie says if Wilson doesn’t make Ip Man 3D, then neither will he.
Everybody knew Donnie Yen will return for Ip Man 3, which will focus on the story between Ip Man and his disciple Bruce Lee, but nobody expected to see it in 3D format!
Producer Raymond Wong in 2012 consulted with the original crew of the Ip Man martial arts movie on how to make the third movie more interesting and crew came up with idea of 3D. Not so original, but popular decision… anyway, who cares that costs will be higher, fans will buy their tickets for sure, especially when knew that Ip Man 3 will be focused on the relationship between Ip Man and Bruce Lee.
There is no actor chosen for the Bruce Lee role, so we have to wait for director Wilson Yip to decide. Donnie Yen of cause expressed interest in filming Ip Man 3, even did not see the script yet. Since the script was currently under development, another prediction can be made – movie will feature Ip Man in his old age.
Do you agree 3D will add more dimension to the Wing Chun fighting scenes in Ip Man?
I can say that Ip Man martial arts movies are the most successful and one of the top Asian franchise of all time, since Tony Jaa released the first Ong Bak film in 2003. Donnie Yen’s portrayal as Ip Man was highly praised and his martial arts skills captivated and stunned worldwide fans. In the beginning of March, to the delight of martial arts fans, it was announced that Donnie may be reprising his role in the Ip Man 3: The Final Chapter.
Filming is scheduled to start this August. Director Herman Yau has started the pre-production preparations of the Ip Man 3, which will shoot at Xiqiao DreamWorks, China’s second largest filming studio after Hengdian World Studios. Xiqiao Dreamworks is located in Foshan and is the new billion dollar venture which offered movie makers an impressive 8-million square feet filming base.
What is interesting that rising diva Rose Chan, who you have seen in The Legend Is Born: Ip Man movie, can star alongside Donnie. Producer Raymond Wong said that original cast of the movie franchise has an interest in the third installment, or it will the 4th movie?
The Legend Is Born Ip Man is no rip off of the Donnie Yen film, rather an excellent companion piece with a slightly different interpretation of the title character, packed with drama, excellent production values and some wonderful martial arts fight scenes. The cameo by Sammo Hung, and having Yuen Biao in a co-starring role, helps sell the pedigree of this film no end. An early blind-folded match between master and student is an excellent reminded of the two actor’s considerable skills as martial arts performers.
However, we have 4-5 months of waiting, while Donnie is filming martial arts action movies Special Identity and The Iceman Cometh 3D, moreover, in his almost 50, Donnie has an interest in exploring other film genres such as comedy.
Hey, wait! How about Bruce Lee character?