Well Go USA has recently announced the official limited theatrical release date for director Stephen Fung’s latest film, Tai Chi Hero, the sequel to the 2012 release of actor Jayden Yuan’s lead debut role in Tai Chi Zero, both of which are produced by co-stars Fung, and Daniel Wu for their production company, Diversion Pictures. The follow up also stars Tony Leung Ka-Fai, pop star and actress Angelababy, Eddie Peng and William Feng, with Peter Stormare, Yuen Biao and Jade Xu. The film was also produced by Wang Zhonglei and Zhang Dajun along with Chen Kuo-fu who wrote story for the screenplay, written by Chang Chia-lu and Cheng Hsiao-tse. The film is a martial arts action fantasy shot and delivered in 3D and is slated for limited theatrical release on April 26.
Lu Chan (Jayden Yuan) is still trying to find his place in Chen Village, the legendary town where everyone is a martial arts master…and Chen-style Tai Chi is forbidden to outsiders. But since he helped save the town from a frightening steam-powered machine, Yuniang (Angelababy), beautiful daughter of Grandmaster Chen (Tony Leung Ka-Fai), agrees to marry Lu Chan and bring him into the family. It’s only a formality, though – she is the teacher, and he is the student – and that suits Lu Chan just fine, as the mutant horn on his head gives him incredible kung-fu power, but leaves him dumber each time, and closer to death. Chen Village still stands in the shadow of danger. A prodigal brother returns, Lu Chan’s presence invokes a curse on the town, and Yuniang’s scorned fiancée has an appetite for revenge, as well as some new partners in crime. The second in a trilogy from the creators of Ip Man and Detective Dee, and featuring action directed by the legendary Sammo Hung, TAI CHI HERO is a full-on, steampunk-infused, video game-influenced kung fu throwdown that will knock you out of your seat.
Click HERE if the embed fails to load.