When it comes to legendary real life heroes of martial arts, Bruce Lee is pretty high on everyones’ lists. But, what about the guy who trained him? Yip Man, a grandmaster of the Wing Chun branch of martial arts taught you budding superstar during his long career as a teach and has become a popular subject in the world of film, not quite surpassing his student, but getting there.
Ip Man: The Final Fight is not connected with the two Donnie Yen movies about the same person, to clarify. Fight features Anthony Wong Chau-Sang (Infernal Affairs) playing an older version of the characters as seen in the previous film, The Legend Is Born: Ip Man, both of which were directed by Herman Yau.
The trailer features the kinds of fight scenes you’d expect from a project of this sort complete with kung fu training school scenes and showdowns with bad guys.
Here’s the official synopsis from the official Well Go USA site:
In postwar Hong Kong, legendary Wing Chun grandmaster Ip Man is reluctantly called into action once more. What began as simple challenges from rival kung fu schools soon finds him drawn into the dark and dangerous underworld of the Triads. Now, to defend life and honor, Ip Man has no choice but to fight – one last time.
Ip Man: The Final Fight hits VOD on August 20th and select theaters on September 20th. Click the Well Go link above to see if it’s playing anywhere nearby.