Keanu Reeves is planning to make his directing debut with a Kung Fu movie called Man Of Tai Chi. In addition to directing, Reeves plans on playing the villain of the film, which will be set in the present day but as he says, will recall classic Kung-Fu movies. Reeves told MTV:
“There’s 18 fights. We’ve timed it out. It’s about 40 minutes of fighting. I want to make a good, solid kung fu movie. Good story, good plot — but let’s get some good kung fu going!”
While Reeves did a good enough job with The Matrix films, in general, he isn’t the best actor. Still, the man has his moments and hopefully he will deliver in his role of the villain in Man Of Tai Chi. What really gets my hopes up though is that while working on The Matrix films, he did go through all the stunts and the choreography. He has seen how it is done, and hopefully he has learnt as well. I really don’t know why I have so much hope for this project, but I do. Hopefully I won’t be wrong.
Right now Reeves is working on Carl Rinsch’s 47 Ronin, a film about a band of former Samurais who go on a hunt to avenge their lord’s death. The film is due out on November 21, 2012, in 3D.
What do you think about this? Will Keanu Reeves have a solid directing debut and establish himself as a director in the business, or will he fail miserably?