Location Face-off: Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia
Experience, incentives and facilities attract shoots
Asian Film Summit announces first speakers
Toronto event invites Reeves, To and Yoda
Toronto announces first wave of titles
N. American premieres of high-profile Asian films
Tai Chi defeated by Blind Detective in China
Keanu Reeves' action film lands soft opening blows
Competition closes in on Tiny Times
Blind Detective may dethrone hit youth drama; Tai Chi opens soft
Radius reaches out for Man of Tai Chi
China-US co-prod finds distributor
Reeves unveils Tai Chi teaser
Beijing festival platform for directorial debut
Village confirms cash for Asia film
VREG to produce up to 8 films per year
Reeves adds festival duties
Action star heads for HK, Beijing events
Mok joins Man of Tai Chi
Reeves directorial debut finds leading lady
Universal boards Reeves' Man of Tai Chi
Martial arts picture to shoot from Feb
Tai Chi starts its stretch
By Patrick Frater
Wed, 29 February 2012, 18:00 PM (HKT)
Production began yesterday (28 Feb) in Beijing on Man of Tai Chi 太極俠, the Chinese-language film that marks the directorial debut of Keanu Reeves.
Filming will take place over some six months in China and Hong Kong on the RMB200 million ($32 million) contemporary kung fu and tai chi action film.
The film is a venture involving China Film Group Corporation 中國電影集團公司, Village Roadshow Entertainment Group Asia 威秀電影亞洲公司, Wanda Media Co Ltd 萬達影視傳媒有限公司 and Universal Pictures Inc as co-producers. Universal will handle distribution in most international territories.
Reeves is pictured (right) with China Film Group head, HAN Sanping 韓三平 (left).