See a comic based on Wong Kar-wai's 'Grandmaster'

05:00 AM, Aug 16, 2013

Zhang Ziyi in a scene from 'The Grandmaster.' The Weinstein Company/


Written By by Whitney Matheson, USA TODAY

I think many people who saw Wong Kar-wai’s beautiful 2000 film, In the Mood for Love, became instant fans of the Chinese director. This month he returns with The Grandmaster, an epic tale about martial arts grandmaster Ip Man, whose students included the legendary Bruce Lee.

Special Grandmaster comics were handed out at Comic-Con this year, and the book has just landed online at thegrandmaster.vice.com in the form of a “motion comic.”

The comic serves as a nice introduction to the movie, although perhaps you’d like to see the trailer first:

The Grandmaster opens in New York, Los Angeles and Toronto Aug. 23 and expands nationwide Aug. 30.