Meet The Freak! Well Go USA Presents TAI CHI 0 Character Poster Premiere!
I don't know about you, but I'm pretty pumped about Tai Chi 0. The upcoming steampunk kung fu film from Stephen Fung sounds like a lot of fun. I'm a casual fan of the steampunk thing, but I'm more a fan of Stephen Fung and his ability to entertain. I really enjoyed his hit kung fu comedy House of Fury with Anthony Wong, and this one is shaping up to be pretty interesting. I would blather on, but I was sent a very eagerly worded press release that says more than I ever could:
I like the enthusiasm. Tai Chi 0 is coming to theaters around the country on October 26th, and you can always come to Twitch first for the latest news, trailer, posters, and other cool shit about the film! For now, enjoy the first character poster above, The Freak, the protagonist of the story. If you follow the link below, you'll be able to catch up on some of the other character posters at Tai Chi 0's Facebook page. Woohoo!HOLY CRAP
Well Go USA discovers TAI CHI 0, which is clearly the most awesome film ever made, and is teaming with Variance to unleash it in theaters everywhere on October 26th.
New York, June 12, 2012 - Everyone knows Well Go USA Entertainment, who brought you such kung-fu badassery as IP MAN, IP MAN 2, LEGEND OF THE FIST, and SHAOLIN is the best home entertainment company ever. It is also clear that Variance Films, whose corporate motto is "we are not afraid of you and we will beat your ass", is probably the best theatrical distributor of all time.
In their exhaustive travels, Well Go USA discovered a film called TAI CHI 0, which may be the most awesome film ever made. For proof:Well Go USA and Variance Films, being true of heart and sound of mind, have immediately decided that this film must be released to movie theaters across the United States and Canada as quickly as possible. So on October 26th, as an election battle rages and the big studios try and release crappy horror sequels and cheapie found-footage movies, the awesome of TAI CHI 0 will be unleashed on an unsuspecting continent. But you, dear reader, will be prepared, because you're reading this now and making your plans in advance. THE INTERNET PAYS OFF AGAIN.
It is a steampunk martial arts film. It is from the creators of SHAOLIN SOCCER and DETECTIVE DEE. It features choreography by the legendary Sammo Hung. IT IS A STEAMPUNK MARTIAL ARTS FILM.
"It's awesome, it's martial arts, it's gorgeous and groundbreaking and a no-brainer. We're massive fans and freaked out when we saw it," said Jason Pfardrescher, Vice President of Well Go USA.
"This is not just a pretty good movie that you tweet about or something afterwards," said Dylan Marchetti, Film Lord at Variance Films. "This is the kind of movie where, after it's done, you walk out of the theater without saying anything, drive silently over to your friend's house (the one who didn't come with you because he had a paper to write or some bullshit like that), knock on his door, and when he opens, you slap him across the face. And I mean a hard slap, one that comes with enough force to knock your friend to the ground. And as he looks up at you, a solitary tear running down his increasingly reddening cheek, he sees the look of unadulterated rage in your eyes and realizes that he has missed what would have been the most important theatrical experience of his life- one that could have changed his life for the better, had he bothered to show up at the theater. And that night will be a dark one for him- full of soul-crushing doubt and fears that consume him, until the next morning, where he will be at the theater hours before it opens, a pile of tears and sadness that cannot be consoled until the next show of TAI CHI 0 starts."
ABOUT THE FILM
From the creators of DETECTIVE DEE and SHAOLIN SOCCER, featuring martial arts choreography by the legendary Sammo Hung (IP MAN 2: LEGEND OF THE GRANDMASTER), and produced by international megastar Jet Li (HERO, THE EXPENDABLES, FEARLESS), TAI CHI 0 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 realize that in order to save their home, they must trust this strange outsider with the knowledge of Tai Chi. Directed by Stephen Fung, TAI CHI 0 is the first of a planned trilogy.
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