Maybe the real love story here is the one between a man and his director. Tony Leung Chiu-Wai and Wong Kar-Wai have made seven films together over a period of almost twenty years, and now their seventh film The Grandmaster is battling its way into cinemas. It was a long, arduous shoot, with Leung training for three years before a single frame of footage was even shot. The two men, both acknowledged to be at the very top of their game in their respective careers, talk candidly about their love for kungfu movies, the challenges involved in making a the film, and give us a little insight into a friendship that`s yielded the dreamy, artistic likes of 2046 and In The Mood For Love.
From the minds of the deranged geniuses who decided that Jane Austen and zombies would be a good mix comes Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, a film that re-imagines the 16th president of America as a guy who not only has the emancipation of slaves on his resume, but also moonlighted as a killer of bloodsuckers.
Check out our exclusive video chat with film director Timur Bekmambetov, leading man Benjamin Walker, arch villain Rufus Sewell and writer/producer Seth Grahame-Smithe- scribe of the original novel- to talk character origins, Tim Burton's influence on the work, and the process of shooting the film.