The 'Taichi' Trilogy Set to Release 2 Films

2012-07-17 11:06:09    m.cri.cn    Web Editor: Xie Tingting

Director Stephen Fung (front) leads his cast (from left to right) Tony Leung Ka-fai, Feng Shaofeng, Eddie Peng and Angelababy in promoting their movie "Taichi" in Beijing on July 16, 2012. [Photo: mtime.com]

The first two installments of an upcoming and highly-anticipated "Taichi" trilogy will be released only a month apart, according to producer Wang Zhonglei at a press conference on Monday, July 16 in Beijing, Chinesefilms.cn reports.

Executive producer Chen Kuo-fu, director Stephen Fung and lead actors Tony Leung Ka-fai, Feng Shaofeng, Angelababy and Eddie Peng were also present at the event, the first promotional activity for the Huayi Bros. trilogy.

According to Wang, the first movie will be released on September 27, followed by the second installment on October 26. Both will be screened in 2-D and 3-D formats.

Set in the late Qing Dynasty, the movie concentrates on how an ordinary man becomes a Taichi master, fighting off foreign invaders and monstrous machines.

Popular stars Shu Qi and Daniel Wu also star in the film.

By Chen Nan