For a while, The Weinstein Company has been sitting idly by as we all anxiously await the announcement of their planned release pattern for Wong Kar-Wai’s The Grandmaster. Well, they’ve not only given us a date to mark on our calendars, but they’ve changed the film’s title (albeit slightly).
The film will arrive in theaters under the title of Grandmasters, and will hit theaters on August 23.
With Annapurna Pictures behind the production, the film is one of this year’s most anticipated pictures of the year, and follows the story of Ip Man, one of the most iconic martial arts legends of all time.
Personally, this is one of my most anticipated films of the year. I think the cast here, led by Tony Leung, is superb, and while reviews have been admittedly mixed-to-warm so far, the film is still very much one of this year’s more talked about films. The name change doesn’t mean anything to me, but the release date is a prime example of just what type of film TWC thinks that they have here. Color this writer intrigued.
Source The Film Stage