A new trailer has been debuted over at Twitch for Keanu Reeves’ awesome looking kung-fu flick, Man of Tai Chi. We have the trailer embedded below, and it mixes new and old footage to deliver another awesome trailer.
Reeves’ has poke before that the majority of his film is made up of fighting, and the trailer shows that the fight scenes will be very impressive indeed. There is also a sinister story going on, with Reeves playing chief bad guy in what is likely to be one hell of a directorial debut for the actor.
Keanu Reeves is directing the kung-fu epic which he says: “There’s 18 fights. We’ve timed it out. It’s about 40 minutes of fighting. I want to make a good, solid kung fu movie. Good story, good plot—but let’s get some good kung fu going!”
Reeves will also star in the film as the villain, and the cast includes Tiger Chen (who worked on the stunt team in The Matrix) as the protagonist, and Karen Mok (East Meets West) as the femme fatale. The story revolves around “In Beijing, a young martial artist’s skill places him in position to experience opportunities and sacrifices”. The Raid star Iko Uwais also appears in the film.
Michael G. Cooney wrote the script and Man Of Tai Chi is a co-production between China Film Group, Wanda Media, Village Roadshow Pictures Asia and Universal Pictures. Lemore Syvan is the producer.
Radius-TWC acquired North American rights to the film at the recent Cannes Film Festival, and plan to release Man of Tai Chi in the final quarter of 2013.
The film is set in modern Beijing and follows the spiritual journey of a young martial artist (Tiger Hu Chen) whose unparalleled Tai Chi skills land him in a highly lucrative underworld fight club. As the fights grow tougher, he must compromise his own beliefs in order to survive.