I know there’s a lot of haters out there, but I unapologetically like Keanu Reeves. Okay, JOHNNY NEUMONIC sucked ass, but I loved POINT BREAK, the BILL & TED movies, SPEED, the first 2 MATRIX movies, CONSTANTINE, and his dramatic turn in Sam Raimi’s THE GIFT. Last year he hosted an important Documentary called SIDE BY SIDE, which focused on the “Film vs. Digital” debate.
But now he’s going to direct a Martial Arts flick called MAN OF TAI CHI. But wait a minute!!! Looks like the film is already shot, because as you’ve seen above, there’s the trailer (even if it’s just an international one)! This looks very old school…. in an 80’s sort of way (not 70’s). The fights look amazing and the directing looks quite good. Let’s hope it’s better than THE MAN WITH THE IRON FISTS, which I’m sure it will be. Keanu should know what he’s doing since he’s been around the very best filmmakers for over half his life. There is no release date yet, or distributor, which worries me. I sure hope this sees the light of day in American cinemas, because I really want to see this!