When you've been waiting five years, what's another few weeks between friends? The frustrating yet wholly unsurprising news has broken that Wong Kar Wai's martial arts epic The Grandmasters has been pushed back yet again, from its 18 December release date to 8 January 2013 in both Hong Kong and China. While Sil-Metropole and Bona Film Group have issued no official statement as to why the film has been delayed, the rumours floating around the Internet have suggested that Wong has left the editing suite and is shooting new footage. In an effort to keep desperate fans from breaking down their doors and wrestling the film from them immediately, the film's distributors have issued four new character posters, which you can see below.
The Grandmasters is the story of legendary wing chun master Yip Man, played by Tony Leung Chiu Wai, and features martial arts choreography from the legendary Yuen Wo Ping. The Cast also includes Zhang Zi Yi, Chang Chen and Cung Le.