“Man of Tai Chi”, Keanu Reeves’ directorial debut and the first Mandarin-language film to be directed by a Western actor, will be digitally re-mastered into the IMAX format and released in IMAX theatres across China beginning July 5.
The action-packed contemporary drama shot in Beijing and Hong Kong depicts the spiritual journey of a young martial artist as he struggles to maintain his traditional values and beliefs against the pressures of modern society. Targeted for his fighting skill, he is lured into the dark world of underground combat by menacing forces that seek to corrupt him with money, glamour and the promise of power.
“We’re happy to be back in business with our longtime partner Keanu Reeves, an advocate of The IMAX Experience® and a global star who has already proven to be very popular with our audiences,” said Greg Foster, Chairman and President of IMAX Entertainment. “We look forward to working closely with Keanu and our good friends at Wanda, Village Road Show and China Film Group on this blockbuster title.”