Will Keanu Reeves do a Ben Affleck and turn out to be a better director than he is an actor? We’ll get out first test of that when Man Of Tai Chi opens later this year. Now the trailer for that movie has arrived, which is a little light on plot, but certainly suggests Keanu has been channelling his inner Neo for plenty of fighting.
Indeed Keanu had plenty of Matrix help with the fights, as he hired Yuen Woo-Ping, who was the action choreographer on the Wachowski directed movies, to put the battles together. The movie is about a young martial artist (Tiger Hu Chen) who gets lured into an underground tournament in Beijing. Hes promised the chance for greatness by the scheming Reeves, but only if he survives the no rules, no referees and no-holds barred battles.
No release date has been set yet, but we should see it later this year.