Doubly good news for genre fans. Well Go is bringing Tai Chi 0, the first part of a kung fu (well, tai chai) meets steam punk trilogy, to North America. And, they're bringing it to theaters. The big screen premiere is planned for October 26th.
Tai Chi 0 sees the return to filmmaking of singer/model/director/actor Stephen Fung following a bit of difficulty tied to leading man Edison Chen's tabloid scandal. Jet Li is on it as a producer, and Sammo Hung did the fight choreography.
From the creators of DETECTIVE DEE and SHAOLIN SOCCER, featuring martial arts choreography by the legendary Sammo Hung (IP MAN 2: LEGEND OF THE GRANDMASTER), and produced by international megastar Jet Li (HERO, THE EXPENDABLES, FEARLESS), TAI CHI 0 tells the story of Yang Luchan, a young genius who, tired of being picked on, travels to Chen Village to learn the art of Tai Chi. Luchan finds out the hard way that it is forbidden for a villager to teach an outsider when the villagers, from strong men to old women to little children, repeatedly challenge him to a series of fights, all of which he loses quite badly.
But when a frightening army of steampunk soldiers bearing strange machines shows up, the villagers realize that in order to save their home, they must trust this strange outsider with the knowledge of Tai Chi. Directed by Stephen Fung, TAI CHI 0 is the first of a planned trilogy.