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First poster and images of Keanu Reeves’ Man of Tai Chi

April 13th, 2013 by Edwin Torres Jr Comments

Not much is known about the film really. It will be Keanu Reeves’ directorial debut and he appears in the film as the antagonist. The lead role will be played by Tiger Hu Chen and the choreography will be done by the legendary Yuen Woo Ping

“In Beijing, a young martial artist’s skill places him in position to experience opportunities and sacrifices.”

Reeves was planning to use a fairly complex motion controlled mechanical arm to take the camera above, around, and into the faces of his on-screen combatants. It ultimately proved too for hard for him to get the kit to China. He told MTV:

“It was tough. It was just too big and too much. We had to ship it to China. All sorts of practical consideration ran into the vision and the dream,” he said. “It certainly influenced the way that we went forward in terms of shooting some of the fight scenes in terms of the organicness and movement of how we shot some of the fight scenes. I just couldn’t go on top. [laughs] I couldn’t do an overhead shot with no cut into a close up.”



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