For fans of cinema regardless of from what country it springs, a new film from Wong Kar Wai –director of films like Chunking Express and In The Mood For Love– is an event, something worth paying attention to. Well now we have a new trailer for the director’s latest film, called The Grandmasters, though it features no english subtitles. The imagery alone speaks more than enough though, take a look…

While the original trailer (embedded below) looked like a Hong Kong remake of The Matrix Revolutions (at least its climactic fight sequence also choreographed Yuen Woo Ping), this trailer opens things up and makes it seem like Wong is in full-on Yimou Zhang mode, creating a slow-motion extravaganza with enough bloody raindrops and ultra-slow fighting impacts to make Zach Snyder weep with joy.

The film stars Tony Leung and is inspired by the real life of  Yip Man, a martial artist more frequently known as Ip Man (which you may recognize from the franchise bearing his name) who was a celebrated teacher, with students including the legendary Bruce Lee.

The film is licensed by Annapurna Pictures here in the states and, though I’m not sure of their partner, should be hitting some theaters next month. This is after a very long set of delays and much mystery surrounding its release. Since I still can’t find hard dates, the mystery remains!

Here’s the super-Matrixy trailer from earlier…