Tai Chi Zero/Tai Chi Hero Trailer with English Subtitles

Envisioned as a full-blown CGI martial arts steampunk trilogy movies, the Tai Chi series will have its first release — Tai Chi Zero (太极1 从零开始) — on September 28th, followed by Tai Chi Hero (太极2 英雄崛起) on October 26th.

Directed by Stephen Fung, the Tai Chi trilogy will follow the famous founder of Yang-style Tai Chi, Yang Luchan (杨露禅), as he helps the villagers of Chen Village fight a traitor who is trying to sell them off to someone who is trying to build a railroad through the village.

The Tai Chi trilogy stars Tony Leung Ka-Fai, Angelababy, Eddie Peng, William Feng Shaofeng, Shu Qi, Daniel Wu, and introducing competitive martial artist Yuan Xiaochao, infusing the action star scene in Asia with new blood.

Distribution rights in the United States, France, and some other countries in East Asia are secured, at least for the first two parts.