Watch: Steampunk Style Martial Arts Movie 'Tai Chi 0' Teaser Trailer

July 27, 2012
Source: YouTube

Tai Chi 0 Trailer

See the extraordinary life of founder of the Yang style Tai Chi. This teaser isn't new, it actually came out back in April, but given we just heard that Tai Chi 0 is now scheduled to premiere at the Toronto Film Fest, I had to feature it. The TIFF guide describes it: "Young genius Yang Luchan travels to Chen Village to learn the forbidden secrets of martial arts, but quickly learns that the village is menaced by a formidable battalion of Steampunk soldiers." Awesome, I'm sold. This is a short teaser, but gives us a good idea of the steampunk style, the martial arts, and characters. I was already in, but now I'm even more anxious to see this at TIFF.

Here's the first teaser trailer for Stephen Fung's Tai Chi 0, found on YouTube (via Bleeding Cool/Twitch):

Young genius Yang Luchan travels to Chen Village to learn the forbidden secrets of martial arts, but learns that the village is menaced by a formidable battalion of Steampunk soldiers. The villagers realize that in order to save their home, they must trust this strange outsider with their knowledge of Tai Chi.

Tai Chi 0 is directed by Hong Kong actor-turned-filmmaker Stephen Fung, who directed the films Enter the Phoenix, House of Fury and Jump previously. The screenplay was written by Kuo-fu Chen (Double Vision, The Message, Detective Dee). The film is premiering at TIFF this fall, but was already picked up by Well Go USA for release. Tai Chi 0 will hit theaters in 3D on October 16th, followed up by its sequel Tai Chi Hero.

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  • Mike Kingscott
    What the...? I'm in :-)
  • Sempai
    This is EXACTLY a rip off of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. Come on people come with original ideas. Stop copying!!!
    • Jericho
      i might be a little late here but i think i missed the joke.....
    • DoomCanoe
      why the dislikes this is pretty funny and true
    • dave
      i'm sorry, but cutting images to the beat of a song is a very basic trailer technique (one that i prefer to the tell-the-whole-story approach, btw)... was the dragon tattoo teaser awesome? - yes! is this teaser awesome? - i think so! be angry, no more.
    • Agent Kid Society
      I was going to post the EXACT same thing mate!
  • Chris
    Is that Peter Stormare peeking from behind a curtain at 0:21?
    • badarinteminabarnisyra
      Yes indeed.
  • Nick Sears
    badass trailer.
  • Gianni Persello
  • lewinston
    ... Flying clock-work spider-fist stance?
  • 123
    JET LI.......
  • Lauren Intong
    Every time his eyes glowed, all I could think was "He's the Avatar!" But this trailer is awesome and I want to see more.
  • Daniel Vu Tran
    uh.. not really feelin it lol.. not the trailer at least.
  • Fredrik Oscar Nordqvist
    Did i see a glimpse of Peter Stormare in that:D!?
  • jah p
    Too much wirework...
  • scifiism
    Great trailer! Cybornetics has a great trialer too!




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