28 Feb – The highly anticipated movie, "Ip Man: The Final Fight" is finally ready for release and will premiere at the Hong Kong International Film Festival on 17 March.
Jayne Stars website reported that the movie, a direct sequel to the 2010 prequel film, "The Legend is Born – Ip Man" stars Anthony Wong instead of Donnie Yen in the role of Ip Man.
Produced by Checkley Sin and directed by Herman Yau, the movie features Ip Man as an aging Wing Chun hero, and focuses on his final years in 1950s Hong Kong, where he attempts to establish his own martial arts academy against an economically-challenged environment in the restoration age post-World War II.
Checkley Sin, who was also a disciple of Ip Man's son Ip Chun, expressed, "This will be the last Ip Man movie I will invest in. This film is different from other Kung Fu and action films. There are some aspects of Ip Man that others still don't know about, and I want to present them in this film."
He continued, "The Final Fight is a film that is able to tell the complete life of Ip Man. As a loyal Wing Chun practitioner and successor of Ip Man, I believe that The Final Fight will be able to provide a perfect ending to his legendary story."
The movie, filmed at the RMB 1.4 billion Xiqiao Dreamworks Studios built by Hong Kong's National Arts Holdings in Xiqiao, Guangdong, also stars Eric Tsang, Anita Yuen, Gillian Chung, Jordan Chan, and Wong Cho Lam.
It will be released in Hong Kong cinemas on 28 March.