Tai Chi starts its stretch

Tai Chi starts its stretch

By Patrick Frater

Wed, 29 February 2012, 18:00 PM (HKT)

Production News

Production began yesterday (28 Feb) in Beijing on Man of Tai Chi 太極俠 (2013), 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 cast is headed by Tiger CHEN 陳虎, Reeves and Karen MOK 莫文蔚, with celebrated action choreographer YUEN Woo-ping 袁和平 overseeing the martial arts.

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).

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