I couldn’t believe my eyes when i first seen that Donnie Yen will be returning to the Ip Man series, this time the movie will be shot in 3D. To see this on the big screen in 3D would be amazing, so i’m hoping this will get a world wide release (One can dream i guess).
The news was confirmed by the publicist of Donnie Yen, and as claimed that Donnie is very excited about returning to one of his biggest roles to date. Edmond Wong who is the movies script writer,said we will see Ip Man’s most famous student, the legendary Bruce Lee, play a massive part in the movie, though Ip Man will remain the film’s central character.
“What is certain is that the film will begin with Bruce Lee becoming Ip Man’s disciple. As for who will play Bruce Lee, we will have to do a large-scale casting exercise.
“Stars like Aarif Lee and Danny Chan are suitable and have played Bruce Lee before, but we are looking for a 16-17 year-old Bruce Lee. They may be a little too old. It is all up to Wilson Ip (the film’s director) to decide,” said Wong.
“Ip Man 3” producer Raymond Wong, added that the film will have a much bigger budget than “Ip Man” and “Ip Man 2”, as it will feature fight scenes enhanced with 3D effects.
“Ip Man 3” will be the third film in the “Ip Man” series of martial arts films, which have done exceptionally well in the box office and had sparked a renewed interest in Wing Chun, a form of martial arts practiced by Ip Man.
This is fantastic news, in my opinion Ip Man 1 was the best movie Yen as ever done and he has done some great movies in the past. I hope Sammo Hung is back to choreograph the movie, with all his experience of Wing Chun in the past, no one can deliver it as well as he can on the big screen. I also think they should find a role for kung fu legend Yuen Biao, who is also excellent at Wing Chun and think a movie like this will be perfect for him.
The movie will go into production at the end of the year.