Following the success of Ip Man, a prequel has been created based off of Ip’s childhood. It is called The Legend is Born: Ip Man. The movie features To Yu-hang, a first time actor who isn’t a stranger to Wing Chun. Yu-hang has trained in Wing Chun for six years and was also a consultant on Ip Man before being cast.
The prequel will also feature Yip Chun, Ip actual son, as Leung Bik, who in real-life would be his father’s second mentor. Another interesting fact about the prequel is the fact that the action sequences will feature long takes of up to 15 seconds each where 10 to 20 movements are exchanged without break. This will be a very refreshing film when movies nowadays feature several cuts during action sequences.
The Legend is Born: Ip Man releases sometime in 2010