Back in March, we reported that the long-awaited Ip Man 3 is finally moving forward, with Donnie Yen returning to star as the title character, and heavyweight boxing legend Mike Tyson also coming aboard. Today, MovieClips has the first domestic trailer for this highly-anticipated sequel, with Well Go USA setting a January 22, 2016 release date. Ip Man 3 will be going up against Dirty Grandpa and The Boy in its new release date.
Our original report from March revealed that the producers had planned on using a CGI version of late martial arts legend Bruce Lee, which certainly caused some controversy. Just one week later, it was reported that Bruce Lee's estate was trying to stop the production from using this CGI version. While we never got an update about the lawsuit filed by Bruce Lee's family, the film's IMDB page lists Kwok-Kwan Chan (Kung Fu Hustle, Shaolin Soccer) as portraying Bruce Lee, so it seems that both sides came to some sort of an agreement.Read More
Hong Kong martial arts legend Donnie Yen takes fans inside the story of his new action-thriller Kung Fu Killer in our exclusive preview for the Blu-ray and DVD release. This video features behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with stars Donnie Yen, who also serves as the action director, along with Michelle Bai, Baoqiang Wang and Charlie Yeung, who all discuss their own beliefs pertaining to martial arts. We also hear from director Teddy Chan, as the stars discuss his style on the set.
When a vicious serial killer targets top martial arts masters, convicted criminal and kung fu master Hahou (Donnie Yen) is the only one with the skills to stop him. Released from jail and into police custody, they soon have their doubts about Hahou's true allegiance, causing Hahou to be hunted by an unstoppable killer (Baoqiang Wang) and the entire police force. Hahou finds himself on his own, leading to a final battle you have to see to believe in this action-packed, kung fu crime thriller from director Teddy Chan (Bodyguards and Assassins, The Accidental Spy).Read More
Late last week, it was heavily rumored that Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One has already begun production at London's Pinewood Studios, with star Felicity Jones having shot one major scene. And we're expected to hear some big announcements at this year's Comic Con, where Star Wars: The Force Awakens will have a big presence this Friday. But today, we have an unconfirmed rumor that Star Wars: Episode VIII, which is in pre-production with director Rian Johnson, is already starting to cast new actors. And apparently the production wants Hong Kong action legend Donnie Yen, known best in the states for his Ip Man franchise, for an important yet undisclosed role.
The news comes from Apple Daily, a Hong Kong tabloid not exactly known for its blockbuster movie scoops. They claim that Donnie Yen has already signed on, insuring that Star Wars: Episode VIII has international box office appeal. SPOILER ALERT! They also claim that he is playing a Jedi. And that he will shoot scenes with Harrison Ford's Han Solo as early as next month. This has raised some eyebrows, not only in terms of previous rumors. It is believed that Star Wars: The Force Awakens sets up the Jedi as all but extinct. And it has also been widely reported that Han Solo loses his head at the hands of Kylo Ren leading into Star Wars: The Force Awakens' big third act conflict.Read More
'Nobody's going down without a fight!' Declares the new poster for the exciting action thriller Kung Fu Killer. We also have the trailer for this twisted slice of Hong Kong cinema. Teddy Chan directs Donnie Yen in what is sure to be the best martial arts movie released this April, with fights that top even those seen in the blockbuster Furious 7!
A vicious serial killer is targeting top martial arts masters, and convicted criminal and kung-fu master Hahou (Donnie Yen) is the only one with the skills to stop him. Released from jail and into police custody, they soon have their doubts about Hahou's true allegiance after a series of mysterious events. Hunted by an unstoppable killer (Baoqiang Wang) and the entire police force, Hahou finds himself on his own, leading to a final battle you have to see to believe in this action-packed, kung fu crime thriller.Read More
Martial arts legend Donnie Yen discusses what fighting styles influenced his work in our exclusive featurette for Special ID, debuting on Blu-ray and DVD May 13 from Well Go USA. The actor portrays a Hong Kong undercover cop deep within a violent gang, whose leader is determined to find all of the traitors in his midst. Take a look at this featurette you can't find anywhere else, where Donnie Yen breaks down the various martial arts styles he has used over the years.
The cops can't control him. The mob wants him dead. And time is running out. Legendary action icon Donnie Yen (Ip Man, Hero) returns to contemporary MMA films as a deep undercover police officer in the action-packed mob drama Special ID, debuting on Blu-ray and DVD May 13th from Well Go USA Entertainment. Yen takes on the role of "Dragon" Chen, a Hong Kong undercover police officer deep within the ranks of one of China's most ruthless underworld gangs. The leader of the gang, Xiong (Collin Chou), has made it his priority to weed out the government infiltrators in his midst. Struggling to keep his family together and his identity concealed, Chen is torn between two worlds. Upping the stakes, as Chen's undercover comrades are being dealt with, one by one, Chen fears his days are numbered. Now, he must risk everything to take down the organization and reclaim the life he lost when he took on this perilous assignment. In addition to Yen and Chou (The Matrix trilogy, Badges of Fury), Special ID also stars Tian Jing (Policy Story 2013) and Hanyu Zhang (Back to 1942, White Vengeance) under the direction of Clarence Fok Yiu-leung (Snakeheads, Together). Bonus materials include a behind-the-scenes featurette.Read More