Veteran actor Keanu Reeves is getting his hands at film directing. His first film as a director, called “The Man of Tai Chi
,” is due to hit theaters this coming fall. However, it is unknown when the film will be made available to North America. While Reeves is part of the cast
, he is playing the main antagonist as opposed to the hero. Actor Tiger Hu Chen will be portraying the main hero in The Man of Tai Chi; unlike other films about Tai Chi Chuan, this movie portrays the style in a very brutal way. This is not the first time that Reeves and Chen have worked together; Chen was the martial arts trainer for the “Matrix” trilogy.
The international trailer
has been released.
In this movie, Chen's character is a Tai Chi Chuan prodigy. He understands that Tai Chi Chuan isn't supposed to be used for competition fighting, let alone blood sport. However, he soon gets dragged into the shady world of high-stakes underground fighting where there are no rules and it's killed or be killed. Reeves' character is the mastermind behind the fighting tournament. Reeves' character has an ulterior motive and uses Chen's character for his own self-gain and entertainment.