This new banner poster and behind-the-scenes documentary has landed online for Wong Kar-Wai’s long-awaited epic ‘The Grandmaster.’  Lead by Tony Leung as Ip Man, the legendary grandmaster of Wing Chun who taught Bruce Lee, amongst many others, the film also stars Zhang Zi Yi, Chang Chen, Cung Le, Bruce Leung Siu-lung and Wang Qingxiang. ‘The Grandmaster’ is set to be released in Hong Kong and Mainland China on December 18th, 2012. Fingers crossed there’s a US and UK release date announcement shortly! The synopsis for ‘The Grandmaster’ can be read below. Source: FirstShowing and Wongkarwai (via The Playlist).

With martial arts getting more popular in the Thirties, more people seek to learn them via the professionals at Foshan in Southern China. Some of the experienced masters like to challenge their counterparts and undergoing battles. To have their whole concentration, it is their practice to lock up the venues and no one is allowed to leave during battles. No food and no rest before reaching any results. Ip Man is a young rich man extremely talented in martial arts, but he chooses to keep a low profile. Yet this doesn’t keep him out of these troubles ahead. One day he is trapped in this battleground so he has to use every means in order to get out of there. The masters are amazed by his abilities. Master Kung and his daughter Kung Yi are amongst, and the latter is attracted to this newcomer. A high warlord is assassinated by his own guard Yi Xian Tian. All masters in Foshan vow to take Tian down no matter what….