Master Z: Ip Man Legacy

a.k.a. Ip Man: Cheung Tin Chi

Release Date:  October 2018
Language:  Mandarin, Cantonese (two versions)
Production Company:  Mandarin Motion Pictures Production
Producers:  Raymond Wong, Donnie Yen, Shu Qi
Director:  Yuen Woo-Ping
Screenplay:  Edmond Wong, Tai Lee Chan
Cinematography:  Seppe Van Grieken, David Fu
Music:  Day Tai
Editing:  Chi Leung Kong, Kai Pong Chow
Category:  Martial Arts
Country/Region:  Hong Kong
Principal Filming:  June - September 2017, China
Budget:  US$28 millions
Running Time:  108 minutes
Cast:  (surnames are in color)
Cheung Tin Chi  ....   Max Zhang (Zhang Jin)
Owen Davidson  ....   Dave Bautista
Julia  ....   Liu Yan (Ada)
Tso Ngan Kwan / Miss Kwan  ....   Michelle Yeoh
Tso Sai Kit / Kit   ....   Kevin Cheng
Ma King Sang  ....   Patrick Tam
Killer  ....   Tony Jaa
Nana  ....   Chrissie Chau
Chiu Kam Fu  ....   Shi Yanneng
Matthew  ....   Mathieu Jaquet

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Master Z
Release Dates:
(subject to change)
Dec. 20, Hong Kong
Dec. 21, China
Dec. 21, Singapore
Dec. 21, Australia
Dec. 25, Malaysia
Dec. 26, Taiwan
Jan. 1, Indonesia
Jan. 11, Vietnam
Feb. 8, Myanmar
Feb. 25, South Korea
Mar. 9, Japan
Apr. 12, USA

Synopsis (U.S.):
Legendary action director Yuen Woo Ping draws on a stellar cast (Michelle Yeoh, Dave Bautista, Tony Jaa, and Max Zhang) to create a hard-hitting martial arts blast worthy of its place in the celebrated IP MAN universe. Following his defeat by Master Ip, Cheung Tin Chi (Zhang), tries to make a life with his young son in Hong Kong, waiting tables at a bar that caters to expats. But it's not long before the mix of foreigners, money, and triad leaders draw him once again to the fight.

After defeated by Ip Man, Cheung Tin Chi (Zhang Jin) lives a depressed life and stays low profile. One day, he offends Kit (Kevin Cheng), the younger brother of the most influential gangster Sis HA (Michelle Yeoh), when he tries to save Julia. While Tin Chi tries to stay out of trouble, he gets himself into a fight with the foreigner Davidson (Dave Bautista), the big boss behind the bar district. Tin Chi fights hard with Wing Chun and earns his respect from the neighbourhood...

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(04/15/19) Newsweek: Michelle Yeoh Dissects A 'Master Z' Brawl And Contemplates Taking On Dave Bautista

(04/14/19) Thanks my friend YTSL sharing her Master Z film review!

(04/11/19) Variety: Film Review: 'Master Z: Ip Man Legacy'

(04/08/19) U.S. official site

(04/08/19) Promotional clips:   1   2   3   4

(03/11/19) U.S. Official Trailer   (01:31)

- Master Z: The Ip Man Legacy will be released in the U.S. on April 12th by Well Go USA.

- Japanese official site with trailer. The film will release in Japan on March 9th.

(01/03/19) Thanks Loong Wai Ting for sharing his report and some photos of the set visits!


(12/23/18) Behind the scenes video   (04:16)
Malay Mail: No greater female action star than Michelle Yeoh, says HK legend


(12/07/18) Video: Official Hong Kong Trailer   (01:30, Cantonese & English)
More behind the scenes videos: Video1 (01:15)   Video2 (00:30)   Video3 (01:38)  

Michelle Yeoh as Cao Yanjun with her brother, played by Hong Kong American actor and singer Kevin Cheng


IMAX character posters     last image: Malaysia poster

Hong Kong character posters

(11/12/18) Behind the scenes videos   (in Cantonese, Mandarin Motion Pictures):
Video1 (00:51)   Video2 (00:44)   Video3 (03:00)

(10/29/18) Master Z: The Ip Man Legacy will be screened during the 2018 American Film Market, on November 1st in Santa Monica, California.

(10/23/18) Official Trailers:   Mandarin  (01:23)   Cantonese w/English subtitles  (01:00)

New images and Chinese poster. The release date for China is December 21, 2018.

(10/04/18) Master Z: The Ip Man Legacy was nominated for Best Action Choreography at Taiwan's 55th Golden Horse Awards.

(09/04/18) Master Z: The Ip Man Legacy will be the closing film on the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF), Busan, South Korea, October 4-13.

- The official English title of the film is: Master Z: Ip Man Legacy.

(1) new teaser poster   (2) Michelle as Sis Ha in Master Z

- Some film set photos. Production took place in Foshan, Guangdong Province and wrapped in mid-September.


(08/01/17) Set photos from Foshan:

(1) Michelle with director Yuen Woo-Ping
(2) with American actor, former mixed martial artist Dave Bautista


Michelle Yeoh plays Sis Ha in IP Man: Cheung Tin-chi


(1) director Yuen Woo-ping on set
(2) Ouch, Michelle! please take better care of yourself

(06/07/17) Photos from the film set:

(1) Michelle with producer Raymond Wong   (2) Raymond Wong and director Yuen Woo-ping
(photos courtesy: Raymond Wong)

(06/01/17) IP Man: Cheung Tin-chi held its opening lens ceremony in Foshan, Guangdong Province in southeastern China on June 1st.

(1) director Yuen Woo-ping (second right) at the opening lens ceremony

(05/21/17) Well Go USA has acquired rights to Ip Man: Cheung Tin Chi and plans release the film in North America and the UK in 2018. Pegasus Motion Pictures also sold the title to KSM for Germany, Kidarient for South Korea, and Conquest Film for Latin America.

(03/13/17) It was revealed at the Hong Kong International Film & TV Market (FILMART) that Michelle will star in Ip Man: Cheung Tin Chi, a martial arts film to be directed by Yuen Woo-ping. Chinese actor and martial artist Max Zhang (Zhang Jin) will reprise his role of Cheung Tin-chi, a spin-off charactor from the blockbuster Ip Man series.

Teaser posters at HK FILMART:

Director: Yuen Woo-ping. Producer: Raymond Wong. Starring: Max Zhang (Ip Man 3), Michelle Yeoh, Tony Jaa (Ong Bak series), Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy). Pegasus Motion Pictures (Hong Kong).
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