Ip Man 4: The Finale

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Ip Man 4: The Finale
Ip Man 4.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byWilson Yip
Produced byRaymond Wong
Wilson Yip
Donnie Yen
Written byHiroshi Fukazawa
Edmond Wong
StarringDonnie Yen
Scott Adkins
Music byKenji Kawai
Production
company
Pegasus Motion Pictures
Release date
  • 20 December 2019 (2019-12-20)
CountryHong Kong (China)
LanguageCantonese
Budget$52 million[1]

Ip Man 4: The Finale is an upcoming Hong Kong biographical martial arts film directed by Wilson Yip, written by Hiroshi Fukazawa and produced by Raymond Wong. It is the fourth and final film in the Ip Man film series based on the life of the Wing Chun grandmaster of the same name and features Donnie Yen reprising the role. The film began production in April 2018 and ended in July the same year. It is scheduled to be released in 20 December 2019.

Plot[edit]

Ip Man arrives in San Francisco, United States where his student, Bruce Lee, has upset the local martial arts community by opening a Wing Chun school.[2]

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

On 30 September 2016, Donnie Yen (who portrayed the Wing Chun grandmaster Ip Man in three films) announced that he and series director Wilson Yip would return for the fourth film in the series.[7] Writer Edmond Wong also returned.[8] Producer Raymond Wong said he paid Yen "a hefty amount of money" to return for the fourth film.[9] Principal photography began in April 2018,[10] and ended that July.[11][12] Filming locations included China,[13] and Preston, Lancashire.[14] In September 2019, Donnie Yen said Ip Man 4 would be the last film in the series.[15]

Release[edit]

Ip Man 4: The Finale is scheduled to be released on 20 December 2019.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Frater, Patrick (5 October 2018). "Busan: Hot Titles at the Asian Film Market". Variety. Archived from the original on 7 October 2018. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
  2. ^ Outlaw, Kofi (18 March 2019). "IP Man 4 Teaser Trailer Pits Donnie Yen Against Scott Adkins". Comicbook.com. Archived from the original on 19 March 2019. Retrieved 19 March 2019.
  3. ^ Raymond, Nicholas (7 May 2018). "Ip Man 4 Casts Scott Adkins". Screen Rant. Archived from the original on 28 May 2018. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
  4. ^ Adkins, Scott (5 November 2019). "Barton Geddes ready for action in Ip Man 4". Facebook. Archived from the original on 16 November 2019. Retrieved 16 November 2019.
  5. ^ "《叶问4》2018春节开拍,甄子丹和陈国坤合作打造经典传奇". New.qq.com. 12 December 2017. Archived from the original on 15 February 2019. Retrieved 1 June 2019.
  6. ^ Alhamzah, Tahir (25 July 2018). "#Showbiz: Jackie Chan to appear in Ip Man 4". New Straits Times. Archived from the original on 26 July 2018. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
  7. ^ Chew Hui Min (30 September 2016). "Donnie Yen will make Ip Man 4, despite hinting previously he was retiring from gongfu films". The Straits Times. Archived from the original on 28 May 2018. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
  8. ^ Leeder, Mike (1 October 2018). "Donnie Yen talks BIG BROTHER, Musicals, Martial Arts Movies, IP MAN 4 and more!". Screen Anarchy. Archived from the original on 7 October 2018. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
  9. ^ Hsia, Heidi (17 February 2018). "Raymond Wong paid millions to Donnie Yen for "Ip Man 4"". Yahoo!. Singapore. Archived from the original on 28 May 2018. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
  10. ^ Chukwu, Eke (27 April 2018). "IP MAN 4 – Director Wilson Yip and Donnie Yen are back". Screen Anarchy. Archived from the original on 28 May 2018. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
  11. ^ Hsia, Heidi (3 August 2018). "Donnie Yen celebrates birthday on "Ip Man 4" set". Yahoo!. Singapore. Archived from the original on 19 August 2018. Retrieved 19 August 2018.
  12. ^ Lee, Edmund (15 August 2018). "Donnie Yen on Big Brother, antidote to downer Hong Kong films". South China Morning Post. Archived from the original on 16 August 2018. Retrieved 19 August 2018.
  13. ^ Ng, Cherlynn (14 July 2018). "Donnie Yen and Jackie Chan to fight in Ip Man 4". Straits Times Online Mobile Print. Archived from the original on 4 December 2018. Retrieved 3 December 2018.
  14. ^ "Cast and crew of upcoming martial arts film Ip Man 4 spotted at Preston Bus Station". Lancashire Evening Post. 22 July 2018. Archived from the original on 3 December 2018. Retrieved 3 December 2018.
  15. ^ Alladin, Unus (23 September 2019). "Donnie Yen confirms 'Ip Man 4' will be final instalment of series". South China Morning Post. Archived from the original on 25 September 2019. Retrieved 29 September 2019.
  16. ^ "New "Ip Man" martial arts film set for December China release". Xinhua. 19 September 2019. Archived from the original on 20 September 2019. Retrieved 20 September 2019.

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