Set in modern Beijing, “Man of Tai Chi” marks Keanu Reeves’ directorial debut. The film, starring Tiger Chen, who was Reeves’ martial arts trainer and stuntman during the Matrix trilogy, follows the spiritual journey of a young martial artist whose unparalleled tai chi skills land him in a highly lucrative underworld fight club. As the fights intensify, so does his will to survive.
Written by Michael G. Cooney, the film already premiered in China, where it was a box office disappointment on its debut weekend. It will get a second chance on November 1, 2013 when it is released in the U.S.
In the meantime, check out the trailer provided by iTunes below.