Here is the trailer for the second part of the Stephen Fung’s martial arts movie trilogy Tai Chi. Sequel named Tai Chi Hero or Tai Chi 2: The Hero Rises and opens across China on the 26th October, 2012. Want to remind you that action choreography made by a big brother Sammo Hung.
This is a film with a big budget of 220 million RMB and unknown lead actor Jayden Yuan (member of the national Wushu team). Yes, there is no Donnie Yen guys, as producers wanted something really new at every point in making this trilogy. First two films have been shoot back-to-back, because the plot lines were closely connected, but the third one has more room for adjustment and still in production. Daniel Wu and Shu Qi have cameos in the film.
“Sammo Hung was a very good, very professional, very skilled and innovative action director, and he accounted for each actor’s capability in choreographing the action sequences. So I was never injured as a result of movement or action when filming fight scenes. We were actually hurt more by the steel wires we had to wear under our costumes for wirework”. – Tony Leung
Synopsis: This saga 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 realise that in order to save their home, they must trust this strange outsider with the ancient and powerful knowledge of Tai Chi.
source: fmoviemag.com, fareastfilms.com