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First Images & Poster from 'Man of Tai Chi' Directed by Keanu Reeves

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April 15, 2013
Source: Twitch

Man of Tai Chi

Just last summer, Man of Tai Chi, the directorial debut from actor Keanu Reeves, revealed a cool behind the scenes video of some innovative camera techniques being used to capture the 18 fight scenes totaling around 40 minutes of the film's running time. Reeves is back in action as the film's villain, and now we have the first photos from the film featuring The Matrix star and also Tiger Hu Chen (a key member of the stunt team in the Wachowski directed sci-fi film) as the film's hero. In addition, there's a relatively cool teaser poster that feels like it could easily be for a Mortal Kombat film if the ying-yang was a dragon. Look!

Here's the first photos and poster from Keanu Reeves' Man of Tai Chi from Twitch:

Man of Tai Chi - First Look

Man of Tai Chi - First Look

Man of Tai Chi - First Look

Keanu Reeves (The Matrix, Speed) makes his directorial debut with Man of Tai Chi, written by Michael G. Cooney. Little is known about the plot, but stuntman Tiger Hu Chen takes the lead as a young martial artist in Beijing whose skill places him in position to take advantage of lucrative opportunities but also make great sacrifices. Reeves also plays the film's villain alongside a cast that also features Karen Mok (So Close), Simon Yam (Ip Man) and Iko Uwais (The Raid), all with fight choreography from Yuen Woo Ping (The Matrix, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon). There's no release date yet, so stay tuned for more information.

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  • Xerxexx
    ...kewl.
  • thejon93rd
    This film will be awesome. Plus, Keanu casting himself as the villain? That should be interesting. I can't recall if he's played a villain before (besides being The Watcher, which was terrible).
    • http://colormebacon.com/ Nick Sears
      Watch him in The Gift. I wouldn't call him a villain in it, but whenever he showed up in the scene, shit would get intense. I'm a big matrix fan but I think his portrayal in the Gift was some of his best work.
      • JL
        Nice to see some love for Keanu. He gets a lot of crap for Bill and Ted, Point Break, and whenever he says, "whoa," but he is capable. I also liked his performance in "The Gift." "A Walk In the Clouds" wasn't bad either.
        • http://www.jimmylove.com/ Jimmy Love
          Keanu is a better actor than people give him credit for "the Gift" is awesome and I still enjoy the Bill & Ted movies too.
  • http://mithunonthe.net/ Mithun Divakaran
    Keeping with Keanu Reeves and the martial arts/Asian theme, when are we going to get a look at '47 Ronin'?
  • Nielsen700
    Woah.
  • Barbara Ruiz
    very interested in this cannot wait

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