Magazine article Screen International

Hong Kong's Pegasus to Produce IP Man 3D

Magazine article Screen International

Hong Kong's Pegasus to Produce IP Man 3D

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Hong Kong's Pegasus Motion Pictures is introducing the third part of its hit Ip Man franchise in Cannes - the most ambitious installment yet which the company is planning to shoot in 3D.

The project, which has an estimated budget of $36m, will again star Donnie Yen as the eponymous kung-fu master who trained Bruce Lee (and is also the subject of Wong Kar-wai's upcoming The Grandmasters). Wilson Yip, director of Ip Man and Ip Man 2, will again direct.

Yip will be travelling to the US and Europe to scout for 3D technicians and expertise to shoot the film, as well as exploring Asia where 3D production standards are rising. He hopes to start production in December for release at the end of 2013.

In the first two installments, Ip Man fought the Japanese in China, then moved to Hong Kong and clashed with colonial British rulers and competing schools of kung-fu. Bruce Lee makes a brief appearance as a child at the end of the Ip Man 2. …

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