Ronin Keanu Reeves Wants to be a Man of Tai Chi, Too

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Keanu Reeves is apparently going through some serious kung fu kick. After “learning” kung fu in “The Matrix” trilogy, he’s set to parlay those skills into a ronin Samurai in “47 Ronin”. And now the former “Speed” man would like to try his hand at kung fu again — as not just an actor, but also the director. And here’s the kicker: Reeves would play the film’s villain.

The Keanu tells MTV:

It’s called ‘Man of Tai Chi.’ We want to do it in Chinese and English, do it as kind of a co-production with CFG perhaps, which is a Chinese film group, kind of a studio. It’s tricky. I would play the villain.

According to Reeves, “Man of Tai Chi” would be set in the modern day, but “pay homage to kung fu films of the past.”

He adds:

There’s 18 fights. We’ve timed it out. It’s about 40 minutes of fighting. I want to make a good, solid kung fu movie. Good story, good plot — but let’s get some good kung fu going!

Wow. 40 minutes of fighting? That’s a lot of fighting!

Reeves would also produce, but for now, there’s only a script in place and no firm investors yet. But if “47 Ronin” does well, you can probably expect “Man of Tai Chi” to get up and running pretty fast, I suspect.

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