Keanu Reeves stars in the first Man of Tai Chi trailer

Keanu Reeves in Man of Tai Chi

If you were wondering where Keanu Reeves was hiding these days, apparently the answer is Beijing.  The actor has been hard at work on his directorial debut, THE MAN OF TAI CHI, and has enlisted the help of some of his pals from THE MATRIX, including stuntman Tiger Hu Chen and fight choreographer Yuen Woo-ping.  But martial arts fans may also recognize the name Iko Uwais, who was the main guy in THE RAID.  For my money, THE RAID is one of the best martial arts films in years, so it’s a shame we didn’t get to see him in this first teaser trailer.

The trailer itself seems to feature some decent fight choreography, but it’s tough to get past the cheesy voice over from Keanu Reeves.  It’s ironic that he probably put himself in the film to give it some star power, but he’s probably going to be the first thing people complain about when they see it.  There’s no release date yet for MAN OF TAI CHI, but given the niche market for this type of film and the fading star of Keanu Reeves, this one will probably open big in Asia and go straight to Blu-ray here in the US.

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