Keanu Secures Funding For “Tai Chi”

Keanu Reeves has obtained funding for “Man Of Tai Chi”, the bilingual martial arts feature which marks his directorial debut for Universal Pictures, Wanda Media, Village Roadshow and China Film Group reports Reuters.

Tiger Chen plays a young martial artist whose fighting skills brings him “to a realm of vast opportunities and painful choices.” Reeves will play the villain and says the aim is to do a “good, solid kung fu movie”.

Filmed in both Mandarin and English, the project contains eighteen fights which tally up to around forty minutes of combat. Shooting begins in Beijing in China with additional filming in Hong Kong and Macau.