Source: The Borneo Post
Chinese cinema circles have been abuzz this week with reports that Hollywood superstar Keanu Reeves has been scouring the region looking for a female lead for his next film.
The production â€“ tentatively titled â€˜Man of Tai Chiâ€™ â€“ will be the Americanâ€™s first go at directing, and he has backing to the tune of RMB200 million yuan (RM99.4 million) from both the Village Roadshow corporation and the China Film Group, the countryâ€™s most powerful studio.
According to reports in Chinese media, Reeves is calling on the help of noted martial arts choreographer Yuen Woo-ping (â€˜The Matrixâ€™, â€˜Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragonâ€™) to help out with the action scenes in the movie and he has been most recently seen chatting to Hong Kong-based star Josie Ho, most recently seen in a small role in the Steven Soderbergh-directed thriller â€˜Contagionâ€™.
It is expected that the production will start shooting in February next year, taking in locations in China, Hong Kong and Macau.
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