We can’t quit Ip Man! Magnet will release IP MAN: KUNG FU MASTER in theaters and VOD on December 11th, 2020
IP MAN: KUNG FU MASTER embodies the word “confrontation.” The protagonist Ip Man struggles with himself and fights against evil forces, creating a person who stands up in times of national crisis, does not fear sacrifice, does what is right, and safeguards national dignity and national interests. The image of a real warrior. The film is not only a patriotic film, but it also arouses the audience’s thinking about faith, through the problems that Ip Man encounters on the road of life and martial arts. There is some philosophy in the excitement.Liming Li, Director
The latest film IP MAN: KUNG FU MASTER will be released December 11th by Magnet. Dennis To reprises the role for the third time after 2010’s Ip Man: The Legend is born (directed by Herman Yau), and 2018’s Kung Fu League (directed by Jeff Lau).
“ I did teach Donnie Yen some Kung Fu. He had to act as Ip Man, so he had to learn Wing Chun. But for Dennis To, before he even thought about going into acting, he was already my grand- disciple. I had better chemistry with Dennis To.”Ip Chun – interview to Singaporean TV channel RazorTV
Dennis To was a decorated champion of the Chinese martial art of Wushu, including a gold medal at the World Wushu Championships in 1999 (at 18, this made him China’s youngest world Wushu champion ever), 2001 and 2003, as well as at the 2005 East Asian Games before following his dream of becoming an actor where he’s been a two-time Hong Kong Film Awards nominee. As someone with an extensive background, skill, and experience in Wushu it’s not a surprise fans and Ip Chun has been impressed! Ip Chun, the son of Ip Man, praised Dennis To as the most accurate portrayal of his father and as a sign of respect had a fight scene together in 2010’s Ip Man: The Legend is born. Dennis To worked as a martial arts consultant and small roles in Wilson Yip’s Ip Man and Ip Man 2, starring Donnie Yen.
After Ip Man: Kung Fu Master, director Li Liming will go further into Ip Man’s youth, with the prequel Young Ip Man, which will star rising Chinese actor Zhao Wenhao in the title role.
This my second time playing the role of Ip Man. But this time, Ip Man is also the “Black Knight,” which made me look forward to making the film even more. After I got the script, I pondered over and over again. This time I was able to bring to the role of Ip Man not only a higher level of Wing Chun skill, but also a deeper level of interpretation.Dennis To
IP MAN: KUNG FU MASTER harks back to Ip’s early days before the Communist Revolution in 1949. Ip, portrayed by Dennis To for the third time as the martial artist who famously tutored Bruce Lee, was then a police captain who was framed for the murder of a ruthless but honorable mobster and targeted for vengeance by his dangerous daughter. Forced to quit the force, Ip soon also has to contend with the arrival of the Japanese army in Guangzhou.
Starring Dennis To, Yuan Li Ruoxin, Tong Xiaohu, Yue Dongfeng, Chang Qinyuan, Zhao Xioguang, Ren Yu, and Michael Wong
Directed by Liming Li