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    Ip Man 3

    I thought there already was an Ip Man 3 thread but perhaps it's all nested in the Ip Man 1 and Ip Man 2 threads. Maybe it's in the The Grand Master thread? Or maybe the Herman Yau's The Legend is Born: Ip Man thread?

    Jay Chou may play martial arts legend Bruce Lee in 'Ip Man 3'
    Posted: 05 May 2010 1819 hrs

    Box office hit 'Ip Man 2' may get a sequel.

    HONG KONG: Mandarin Films Distribution, the film company behind the immensely popular martial arts films "Ip Man" and its sequel "Ip Man 2", has said through a spokesperson that discussions are underway to shoot "Ip Man 3" with singer Jay Chou and Donnie Yen.

    "The company would love to shoot 'Ip Man 3' with the original cast and crew. However, we will have to discuss the collaborative details with producer Raymond Wong to understand the situation, and if Jay Chou and Donnie Yen's names come up during our discussions, it would be the perfect team," said the spokesperson.

    Hong Kong director Wilson Yip, who helmed the first two films, had revealed earlier in March that if he could shoot the third film, it would (like the films before it) be about the life of kung fu grandmaster Ip Man, but focus more on his relationship with his famous student, martial arts legend Bruce Lee.

    According to Yip, "Ip Man 3" would feature an older Ip Man, so Yen might be made to look much older and appear in fewer action sequences than the previous films.

    Chou is also pegged to play Lee, as Yip mentioned last year that the superstar singer was a good candidate for the role.

    Mandarin Films and director Yip may be supportive of the project, but "Ip Man" and "Ip Man 2" producer Raymond Wong, as well as Yen, who played the titular hero in both films, were less enthusiastic.

    Speculation is rife that Wong had a falling out with Mandarin Films. He also expressed his reluctance to get involved in "Ip Man 3".

    "Ideally, I do not want to start shooting ['Ip Man 3'] this year or the next. There are so many 'Ip Man'-related films on the market; we should wait till the audience digest it all!" said Wong on Tuesday.

    His reluctance was shared by Yen, who had repeatedly said that the first two "Ip Man" films were good enough and did not wish to make a third.

    "A lot of people want to see me do 'Ip Man 3' but I don't want to do it in the near future. I will see how the script turns out before deciding," said Yen on Tuesday.

    "If Jay Chou is chosen to play Bruce Lee, I think he should train with me for six months before shooting starts, so he can look convincing during kung fu action sequences."

    Apart from the "Ip Man" series, another movie is in production about the kung fu master.

    The Wong Kar Wai-directed "The Grand Master", which stars Hong Kong actor Tony Leung, has been plagued by mishaps and delays and is set to hit screens in 2011.

    - CNA/ha
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    More on Jay

    06/05/2010
    Jay Chou as Bruce Lee in Ip Man 3?

    There are plans to cast multi-talented superstar Jay Chou as kungfu legend Bruce Lee in a third Ip Man film

    After the box-office successes of Ip Man and its 2010 sequel, filmmakers are in discussions to make the franchise a trilogy, with Taiwanese singer-songwriter Jay Chou targeted as the man to assume the highly lucrative but challenging role of Bruce Lee.

    2008's Ip Man, a semi-biographical martial arts film about the Wing Chun master of the same name, was both a commercial and critical success. Ip Man 2 was then released last month and is currently matching the box-office takings of Hollywood blockbusters like Iron Man 2 in Hong Kong.

    This has prompted producers to begin planning for a third film, with intentions to bring back director Wilson Yip and producer Raymond Wong.

    It is believed that Wilson has his eyes on Jay.

    Kungfu star Bruce Lee is the most famous disciple of Ip Man and was slated to be featured prominently in Ip Man 2, but eventually only makes a cameo in the form of a boy.

    His relationship with an aging Ip Man will now be explored in the third film instead of the second.

    Whatever the plan is, things might have to go on hold though.

    Raymond seems hesitant to jump onboard a new project. "I prefer to not have [a third film] this year or next. There are so many movies related to Ip Man now (there are also Wong Kar Wai's The Grand Master and Herman Yau's The Legend is Born: Ip Man). Let's wait for this saturation to pass."

    Even lead actor Donnie Yen dismissed another quick sequel. "Let's wait for the script. Also, if Jay Chou is acting as Bruce Lee, I would need half a year to train him for his kungfu to look convincing."
    It's going to take more than half a year for Jay to look convincing as Bruce. Maybe it could be done with CGI...
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    they will put him on the juice.
    Mouth Boxers have not the testicular nor the spinal fortitude to be known.
    Hence they hide rather than be known as adults.

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    I'll bet they won't show that it was Sifu William Cheung who introduced Bruce to Yip/Ip Man.
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    Donnie the tease

    The kicker is the last paragraph.
    Donnie Yen on his love for martial arts movies
    Published: 20/10/2011 at 12:00 AM
    Newspaper section: Life



    Donnie Yen is one of Asia's most popular action stars with more than 50 film credits to his name. From Hong Kong to Hollywood, he has captivated audiences with his style of martial arts _ a craft he has honed since childhood.

    This week, Talk Asia meets the star in Hong Kong where he discusses his path to success, the evolution of action films, and opens up on chances of a third Ip Man film.

    Since making his film debut at the age of 19, the 48-year-old actor has become one of the most recognisable stars in Asia, most notably in Ip Man _ a biopic about the martial arts legend who would become Bruce Lee's master.

    Yen shares with host Kristie Lu Stout his thoughts on what made the film such a big success. "For decades, when we watched a martial arts film from Bruce Lee days it was more of a macho type of image, but then they managed to turn everything around like he's a family man, the softer side. He's very passive. I think it connected with a lot of female viewers. That's why that film had a success beyond what other martial arts movies have ever achieved."

    Over the years, Yen has worked with superstars such as Jackie Chan and Jet Li. He shares with Lu Stout the experience of making movies with them, discussing how he staged epic fights scenes with Li in Once Upon a Time in China 2 and Hero. "At the time, we were put together in the film and we were younger, it was very competitive. But we had a lot of fun and the film turned out to be very successful."

    The star compares creating action scenes in Hong Kong and Hollywood, where he has also choreographed and appeared in productions. "

    [In Hollywood,] you choreograph the move, then you let the director and the cinematographer position the camera. Actually, it doesn't really work as well. In Hong Kong, we've crafted this art for decades. The action choreographer is actually the action director. He takes over and choreographs by himself and places the camera to highlight the choreography."

    Yen also shares with Lu Stout his memories of growing up in the US as a member of a minority and the culture shock he felt when his parents sent him from Boston to a Beijing martial arts school in the 1980s. He explains how, despite the identify confusion, his patriotism found an outlet in martial arts films. "Since I was young, I have always been patriotic. Why do all Chinese look up to Bruce Lee? Because we found a person, it gave us a sense of roots and nation."

    Yen is the son of world-renowned martial arts expert Madam Bow Sim-Mark and started training from the age of four. Now with two young children of his own, he finds it hard to hide his excitement about the talent he sees in his four-year-old son. "James can punch and kick all day long. I don't know where he got that from. He's never seen any of my films. He does have a natural gift. He can strike a pose and throw his legs like he's done it all his life."

    This week Yen also takes Talk Asia behind the scenes of his latest project and reveals where things stand on the much-awaited Ip Man 3. "I wanted to explore and take advantage of the opportunities that have been granted to me for the next two years. I want to try other roles and see how far I can stretch those roles. Then maybe after that, Ip Man 3."
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    Donnie is in!

    ...in 3D no less...
    Donnie Yen to return as Ip Man in 3D Ip Man 3
    Updated 06:53 PM Apr 10, 2012
    HONG KONG - Ip Man 3 script writer Edmond Wong revealed last week that Hong Kong action star Donnie Yen will return as martial arts master Ip Man in Ip Man 3, which will feature 3D visual effects, reported Hong Kong media.

    This has been confirmed by Yen's publicist, who said that Yen "is looking forward" to working on a 3D Ip Man film, and had entered into preliminary discussions with the film's producer Raymond Wong, though he "had not yet seen the script".

    Edmond Wong further revealed that Ip Man 3 will see Ip Man's famous student, martial arts legend Bruce Lee, play a big part in the story, though Ip Man will remain the film's central character.

    "What is certain is that the film will begin with Bruce Lee becoming Ip Man's disciple. As for who will play Bruce Lee, we will have to do a large-scale casting exercise. Stars like Aarif Lee and Danny Chan are suitable and have played Bruce Lee before, but we are looking for a 16-17 year-old Bruce Lee. They may be a little too old. It is all up to Wilson Ip (the film's director) to decide," said Wong.

    Ip Man 3 producer Raymond Wong, added that the film will have a much bigger budget than Ip Man and Ip Man 2, as it will feature fight scenes enhanced with 3D effects.

    Ip Man 3 will be the third film in the Ip Man series of martial arts films, which have done exceptionally well in the box office and had sparked a renewed interest in Wing Chun, a form of martial arts practised by Ip Man.

    The film is scheduled to go into production at the end of the year.
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    lol....what a good way to get some much needed good pr for donnie.

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    Good observation, Doug. Spot on.

    There are still more web hits on the SI feud though, which isn't that surprising. Here's more on IP3.

    Donnie Yen to return as Ip Man in 3D "Ip Man 3"
    Posted: 09 April 2012 1607 hrs

    HONG KONG: "Ip Man 3" script writer Edmond Wong revealed last week that Hong Kong action star Donnie Yen will return as martial arts master Ip Man in "Ip Man 3", which will feature 3D visual effects, reported Hong Kong media.

    This has been confirmed by Yen's publicist, who said that Yen "is looking forward" to working on a 3D "Ip Man" film, and had entered into preliminary discussions with the film's producer Raymond Wong, though he "had not yet seen the script".

    Edmond Wong further revealed that "Ip Man 3" will see Ip Man's famous student, martial arts legend Bruce Lee, play a big part in the story, though Ip Man will remain the film's central character.

    "What is certain is that the film will begin with Bruce Lee becoming Ip Man's disciple. As for who will play Bruce Lee, we will have to do a large-scale casting exercise.

    "Stars like Aarif Lee and Danny Chan are suitable and have played Bruce Lee before, but we are looking for a 16-17 year-old Bruce Lee. They may be a little too old. It is all up to Wilson Ip (the film's director) to decide," said Wong.

    "Ip Man 3" producer Raymond Wong, added that the film will have a much bigger budget than "Ip Man" and "Ip Man 2", as it will feature fight scenes enhanced with 3D effects.

    "Ip Man 3" will be the third film in the "Ip Man" series of martial arts films, which have done exceptionally well in the box office and had sparked a renewed interest in Wing Chun, a form of martial arts practised by Ip Man.

    The film is scheduled to go into production at the end of the year.
    Sequel to "Ip Man" Confirmed
    2012-04-05 10:24:02 Chinese Films

    Wong Kar Wai, renowned director of "In the Mood for Love," has been shooting his new project "The Grandmasters" for the past three years. During this time, only several promotional posters and one promotional trailer were released, leaving everybody clueless as to when the film will be screened.

    However, the production company behind another series of films which also center on the kung-fu master Ip Man, is set to shoot its third installment at the end of this year, four years after the first movie within the series hit the silver screen, Mtime.com reports.

    The new project, which focuses on the master-disciple relationship between Ip Man and kung-fu megastar Bruce Lee, will be filmed in 3D format.

    The sequel will see the original cast and crew reunited, with Donnie Yen once again portraying Ip Man, as he did in the previous two films.

    According to the producer Wong Bak-Ming, director Wilson Yip is set to decide who will take on the role of a young Bruce Lee.
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    3d is eh...especially selective 3d is even worse...because people have to sit there and watch the whole thing with the glasses on for only a few scenes....my mom once said(after she saw tron) that they should do what they did in the old days, which was when a 3d scene came up you would see a flash that said "put your 3d glasses on now!!" it would kind of take you out of the film...but still better then ruining the entire image just for like what...5 scenes.

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    An update

    Pegasus Rides in With ‘Z Storm,’ ‘Ip Man 3′
    March 23, 2014 | 03:58PM PT
    Pegasus Motion Pictures takes the wraps off its big budget crime thriller "Z Storm,” which is set for summer release.
    Patrick Frater
    Asia Bureau Chief



    Pegasus Motion Pictures on Monday (March 24) took the wraps off its big budget crime thriller “Z Storm,” which is set for summer release.

    The company, formed in 2009 by Raymond Wong after he broke away from Mandarin Films, also updated plans for the much anticipated “Ip Man 3.”

    Directed by David Lam, “Z Storm” starts as a simple enough police corruption investigation, but takes on political connotations when investigators unearth a massive financial fraud.

    Significantly, it portrays the ICAC, Hong Kong’s 40-year-old anti-corruption body, in a three-way conflict among the police and the government. “This is fiction, not reality,” says producer John Chong, “and is different to the TV series that the ICAC funded.” (The ICAC’s four-decade-long role in funding film and TV production in Hong Kong is being celebrated this month by the Hong Kong Intl. Film Festival.) However, Chong likens the pacing and feel of the film to Fox’s U.S. TV series “24.” Others have made comparisons with “Infernal Affairs,” the hit film series that was produced at Media Asia when Chong, was one of the founding executives, was there.

    “Z Storm” stars Louis Koo, Lo Hoi-pang and 1990s superstar Michael Wong, and has an official production cost of HK$60 million ($7.75 million).

    That’s a big budget by modern Hong Kong standards, but is far from being the biggest on Pegasus’ slate.

    Chong confirmed that the third installment of Pegasus’ internationally successful “Ip Man” franchise will move ahead in 2015 with the key elements from the first two films intact. Edmond Wong and Wilson Yip, now confirmed as major talents, are again on board as screenwriter and director, respectively. Raymond Wong will again produce and Donnie Yen is confirmed to star. The narrative continues the life story of martial arts master Ip, who late in life became Bruce Lee’s mentor, and who was the subject of two biopic films by Herman Yau, as well as Wong Kar-wai’s “The Grandmaster.”

    The picture will be presented in 3D with delivery scheduled for late 2015 into the busy Christmas-Chinese New Year season. Budget is expected to be more than $30 million.

    Pegasus will also produce “Wisely,” a suspense action thriller that is adapted from the novels (often transliterated as “Wesley’) by prolific Chinese novelist Ni Kuang. With a budget of $19.4 million, the film will need to be structured as a co-production with China and the screenplay has now received approval from China’s Film Bureau.
    "key elements from the first two films intact" basically means Donnie's in.
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    Glad we got that sorted

    Donnie Yen returns for "Ip Man 3"
    By Heidi Hsia | From Cinema Online Exclusively for Yahoo Newsroom – Fri, Mar 28, 2014 12:18 PM SGT


    Donnie Yen returns for "Ip Man 3"

    28 Mar – After much 'will he' and 'won't he', Hong Kong actor Donnie Yen recently announced that he will make his comeback as the iconic martial artist, Ip Man for the third instalment of the martial arts franchise.

    According to Mingpao, speaking to the media at the press conference held on 25 March with Pegasus Entertainment boss, Raymond Wong, Donnie stated, "After four years [of hiatus], I will again play the role of Ip Man at the end of the year."

    Donnie admitted that he was reluctant to play the role at first, thinking that he has already built a good image of the character and should try other roles for a change.

    "But no matter where I go, nobody knows me as Donnie Yen. They call me Ip Man. So I decided to play the role one more time to fulfil everyone's wishes," said Donnie, who hinted that it may be his last time reprising the role.

    When asked about rumours saying that he charged RMB 30 million (approx. USD 4.8 million) to star in the movie, Donnie responded, "I have always charged a cheaper rate. Don't talk about salaries. I am doing this for friendship's sake."

    Meanwhile, Raymond Wong revealed that the movie will receive 3D treatment and will be helmed by its original director, Wilson Yip.
    Now to get this sorted
    Donnie Yen denies meddling with "Ip Man 3" cast list
    By Heidi Hsia | From Cinema Online Exclusively for Yahoo Newsroom – Fri, Mar 28, 2014 2:32 PM SGT


    Donnie Yen denies meddling with "Ip Man 3" cast list

    8 Mar – Martial arts actor Donnie Yen recently debunked rumours saying that he has meddled in the casting of his upcoming movie, "Ip Man 3".

    As reported on Mingpao, the actor, who attended the press conference announcing his return as the legendary martial artist, Ip Man on 25 March at the Hong Kong Entertainment Expo, was asked to address rumours saying that he pressured the production company into changing the cast list.

    According to previous reports, Donnie allegedly agreed to Pegasus Entertainment's offer, with the condition that co-star Lynn Hung and action director Sammo Hung were dropped from the movie, and Jessica Jann, his wife Cissy Wang's cousin, would be added to the cast.

    To this, he responded, "The report is not true at all and should be treated as a joke. Lynn is an original cast member and it is absurd for me to arrange so that my wife's cousin would be in it."

    The actor said that he would have made such an arrangement in his previous movies if he wanted to.

    "In regards to firing Big Brother (Sammo Hung) from the movie, that would be even more ridiculous. I even told the big boss [Raymond Wong] that I would not make the movie without him," said Donnie.

    However, he revealed that the action director was too busy with other projects to join the movie, and Raymond later suggested that Donnie asked his mentor, Yuen Wooping to help instead.
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    Good ol' Well Go USA....

    This is a long ways away, but good to know.
    Ip Man 3 heading to US
    17 May, 2014 | By Liz Shackleton

    EXCLUSIVE: Latest instalment of biopic action franchise sells to Well Go USA.

    Well Go USA has snapped up North America and a slew of other territories on Pegasus Motion Pictures’ Ip Man 3, an ambitious 3D installment in the biopic action franchise starring Donnie Yen.

    Well Go has also bought France, Germany, UK, Benelux, Nordic territories and Latin America on the $36m film which reunites Yen with producer Raymond Wong, director Wilson Yip and writer Edmond Wong.

    Production is scheduled to start in early 2015.

    “This film focuses on the master-student relationship between Ip Man and Bruce Lee,” said Edmond Wong. “It also portrays Ip Man at a stage when he is searching for the real meaning in life.”

    Well Go has also acquired North American rights to Pegasus Motion Pictures’ Z-Storm, a crime thriller about an anti-corruption investigation, starring Louis Koo and Gordon Lam.

    Meanwhile, Korea’s Daou Tech has also acquired both Ip Man 3 and Z-Storm. The two titles have also both gone to Taiwan’s Sky Films.
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    Jay Chou as Bruce Lee....

    Jay needs to train in not only wing chun, but also jun fan jeet kune do to figure out how Bruce Lee moved, particularly in the Lee's movies since it was a bit different from how he would have fought in reality.

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