It’s been nearly five years since Keanu Reeves has been spotted in a studio film, but this year will bring him back with the long-delayed 47 Ronin. In the meantime he’s been hard at work crafting his directorial debut, Man of Tai Chi, entirely shot in China with living legend Yuen Woo-Ping and actors Tiger Hu Chen (Kung Fu Hero), Karen Mok (Shaolin Soccer, The Law of Attraction), Iko Uwais (The Raid, The Raid 2), alongside the film’s helmer.
We’ve now got a new international look at the film, which follows the spiritual journey of a young martial artist played by Chen. There’s a great deal of promising stunts in this one, so hopefully we get a U.S. release date soon. Switching to another actioner set in the Eastern world, a new international look at James Mangold‘s The Wolverine has arrived, which also adds more action. Check out both below.
The Wolverine lands on July 26th, but no date for Man of Tai Chi has been set yet.
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