It’s being reported in the Hong Kong press that this artwork purporting to be a real poster promoting Wong Kar-wai’s The Grand Master is in fact a fake created by fans impatient for the filmmakers to release an official one.
With the release of a promotional poster for The Grand Master it was expected that the film would be finished sooner rather than later.
However, a person purporting to be a crew member on the film has been tweeting messages on their Weibo account (Asian version of Twitter) which suggests otherwise. According to the staff member, they have recently been shooting scenes with both Tony Leung and Song Hye-kyo in a secret location in Guangzhou.
They were shooting past 4 a.m. as the child that Hye-kyo has been carrying was crying non-stop, and they needed to re-shoot it many times.
A photo of the meal schedule for the 21st of September for The Grand Master crew:
If the report of reshooting is true then it would certainly push back the intended release date for the Lunar New Year, making a Cannes 2011 premiere more likely. Director Wong Kar-wai has a habit of reshooting scenes as he spent three days re-shooting the final kiss in My Blueberry Nights.
Song Hye-kyo is scheduled to begin work on a new film (directed by Lee Jeong-hyang) in October.
However, Tony Leung won’t start work on his next film (directed by Derek Yee) February of next year.
UPDATE: They were filming in Chikan Movie and Television City.
At a promotional press conference for Jiang Wen’s film Let The Bullets Fly, actress Carina Lau predicted that this film would be this year’s Mainland box office champion.
Without any fear of her husband Tony Leung‘s holiday film The Grand Master (Yut Doi Jung Si), Carina said, “I am very willing to defeat him!”
A reporter asked her to predict the box office of Let The Bullets Fly. Carina confidently said, “Definitely this year’s best.” What if The Grand Master made the holiday slot? “First, I felt The Grand Master wouldn’t make it. Wong Kar-wai’s film production is truly too slow. Even if it would make it, I would be very glad to defeat them. I believe Wong Kar-wai would gladly watch the character that I create to be very successful.”
Teaser poster artwork for The Grand Master directed by Wong Kar-wai.
Currently scheduled for a December 2010 release in Hong Kong and mainland China.
Tony Leung attended a Cartier event in Shanghai.
Lately busy with the Wong Kar-Wai directed The Grand Master (Yut Doi Jung Si), Tony said, “Before the shoot, I have already begun to study Wing Chun. The production has been rather tough, I was also injured and hindered the progress.” Did he fall for Wing Chun because of it? Tony honestly said “No, my favorite is still running!”