A new trailer and poster for Keanu Reeves’ directorial debut Man of Tai Chi focuses on the fights; it’s a good thing, too, because roughly 40 minutes of the 105-minute runtime is devoted to the 18 fighting sequences. Reeves stars as the head of a lucrative and highly illegal underground fight club, who finds a new contender in a “pure-hearted man of Tai Chi”, played by Tiger Chen. The dialogue is a bit stilted and the trailer doesn’t show anything we haven’t really seen before in martial arts films, but it’ll be fun to see Reeves play the bad guy and find out if he really knows his Kung Fu.
Man of Tai Chi will be available on iTunes starting September 27th and will open in theaters November 1st. Hit the jump to watch the new trailer and check out the new poster.
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Set in modern Beijing, MAN OF TAI CHI marks Keanu Reeves’ directorial debut. The film, also starring Reeves, follows the spiritual journey of a young martial artist (played by Tiger Chen) whose unparalleled Tai Chi skills land him in a highly lucrative underworld fight club. As the fights intensify, so does his will to survive.