The latest on the steampunk martial arts flick ‘Tai Chi 0′ – fight scene!

"Tai Chi O" International Theatrical Poster

"Tai Chi O" International Theatrical Poster

THE MOVIE: Tai Chi 0 (aka Tai Chi Zero) is directed by House of Fury’s Stephen Fung with Ip Man’s Sammo Hung serving as action director. The film stars Xiao-chao Yuan, William Feng, Eddie Peng, Shu Qi, Daniel Wu, Tony Leung Ka Fai and Angela Baby.

The film’s plot revolves around Yang (Xiao-chao Yuan), who travels to Chen Village to learn a powerful form of Tai Chi. Though villagers are forbidden from teaching outsiders, Yang becomes their best hope for survival when a man arrives with a plan to build a railroad through the village.

Updates: Indiewire reports that Well Go USA will be distributing Tai Chi 0.

Check out the first teaser trailer! In addition, HKMDB.com has posted color promotional “subway” posters for the film. Chinese Films has a new Cannes promotional poster for the film, which reiterates the fact that this is part one of a planned trilogy.

Cityonfire.com has received a press release from Well Go USA stating that Stephen Fung’s Tai Chi 0 will see a theatrical release in North America on October 26th. Variance Films will handle distribution. We’ll keep you posted on how wide the release will be. Says Jason Pfardrescher, Vice President of Well Go USA, of the film: “It’s awesome, it’s martial arts, it’s gorgeous and groundbreaking and a no-brainer. We’re massive fans and freaked out when we saw it.

It was previously announced that Tai Chi 0 would ultimately become a trilogy of films. Now Chinese Films reports that the first two installments of Tai Chi 0 will hit Chinese theaters only a month apart. The first part releases on September 28th, followed by the second part on October 26th. Both films will screen in 2D and 3D. The cast includes famous Hong Kong stars Daniel Wu, Tony Leung Ka-Fai, and Shu Qi.

The second installment is officially titled Tai Chi Hero. Here’s a new trailer for the first film. Stop over here for a ton of new character posters. The American trailer for the film is online, courtesy of Apple Quicktime. Release date is set for October 19th, 2012. A new Chinese language trailer for the film is now online.

Ten new posters for the film are now online. In an interview with Elle Men, creators Stephen Fung and Daniel Wu express some boredom with the state of the Chinese film industry – filled with costume dramas and romantic comedies – and the desire to shake things up. Fung says: “We’re not sure if [Tai Chi 0] will be successful or not, but at least we tried to change.“ A new Machinima-exclusive trailer is online, featuring an English dubbed voiceover.

Variety posted an interview with newcomer Xiao-chao Yuan, the star of Tai Chi 0. The two-time world champion and gold medalist (in the practice of wushu) states: “I grew up with Jet Li’s movies, and I was influenced by him.”

BREAKING NEWS: Enjoy a clip of a fight scene!

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7 Responses to The latest on the steampunk martial arts flick ‘Tai Chi 0′ – fight scene!

  1. HKFanatic says:

    This is cool news. Stephen Fung had a go at directing a few films – “House of Fury” wasn’t bad. I think Hong Kong does need a renewed focus on martial arts movies. They don’t make nearly as many as they used to. New talent can only be a good thing!

  2. Looks interesting for sure. Didn’t get much from the trailer. I kinda dig the glowing eyes. =D

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  4. pingu305 says:

    It reminds me of a better version than Shyamalan’s Last Airbender.

  5. pingu305 says:

    I wanna see an American dvd release of Legendary Amazons,Kung Fu Wing Chun,Reign of Assassins as well

  6. opiumkungfucracker says:

    Needs to be more of these types of films in the Summer.. I’m gettin really sick of all these fucking Comic Book movies pumping into the mainstream…

  7. pingu305 says:

    thank you for the new trailer.Need to get my Wuxia fix.only one month away.

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