Wong Kar Wai may be best known to Western cinemagoers for his moody dramas and romances ('Chungking Express,' 'In the Mood for Love,' 'My Blueberry Nights') but the director has also done his share of martial arts and crime sagas, including 'Ashes of Time' and 'Fallen Angels.' His latest actioner, 'The Grandmasters,' is actually a biopic of martial-arts master Ip Man, the man who trained Bruce Lee. The film stars Tony Leung as Ip Man, co-stars Zhang Ziyi, and features martial arts choreography by the legendary Yuen Woo-Ping. The first teaser trailer for the film, which will be released in 2012, has hit the Internet, and it's stunning. Check it out (sans subtitles):
(Tip o' the hat to SlashFilm)



Here's good news for Joss Whedon and horror fans: 'The Cabin in the Woods,' co-written by Whedon and Drew Goddard ('Cloverfield'), finally has a release date: April 13, 2012. The film, now being handled by Lionsgate, has been sitting on the shelf since 2009 due to the financial problems at MGM, which was the original distributor. 'Cabin' stars now-big-time Chris Hemsworth as a young professional who visits a quaint cabin in the woods with a group of friends only to discover something horrifying there. Whedon, according to The Hollywood Reporter, describes it as "the horror movie to end all horror movies." 'Cabin' marks Goddard's directorial debut and co-stars Richard Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Kristen Connolly, Brian J. White, Amy Acker, Fran Kranz and Jesse Williams.