New behind-the-scenes video for Ip Man 3 gives us a look at Donnie Yen fighting Mike Tyson.
"One of the movie's highlights is the spectacular fight between Ip Man and Mike Tyson," said Patrick Tam. "The sophisticated action choreography of Yuen Woo-ping reinforces the perfect performance of the world boxing champion."
"We feel very lucky to have Tyson in the film and it's wonderful to finally meet him in person," director Wilson Yip shared. "Tyson and Yen have a momentous fight in the film. It is also the most thrilling scene of the movie."
"My first time in an action film so I'm taking his lead, starting to learn his moves and always listen to him," Tyson explained. "He instructs me what to do, I listen and take orders if he tells me to do it. This is what I do."
"Renowned as a world boxing champion, we all known how powerful Tyson's punches are, hundreds of pounds of force," Yen offered. "Fighting with him meant a lot of pressure. A lapse of concentration would get me knocked down. In one scene, his hook came extremely fast. Though I ducked swiftly, I still felt the blow flipping my hair."
Check it out in the video below.
Donnie Yen (upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2) ignites the screen in a return to the role that made him an icon - as Ip Man, the real-life Wing Chun grandmaster who mentored Bruce Lee. In this explosive third installment of the blockbuster martial arts series, when a band of brutal gangsters led by a crooked property developer (Mike Tyson) make a play to take over the city, Master Ip is forced to take a stand. Fists will fly as some of the most incredible fight scenes ever filmed play out on the big screen in this soon-to-be genre classic.
Ip Man 3 will be released in Hong Kong on December 24th.