Keanu Reeves' directorial debut to open in China next month

June 28, 2013 at 9:22 AM
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LOS ANGELES, June 28 (UPI) -- Keanu Reeves' directorial debut, "Man of Tai Chi," a Mandarin-language action-drama, is to open in IMAX theaters across China next month.

The announcement was made Thursday by IMAX Corp., in partnership with China Film Group, Wanda Group and Village Roadshow Pictures.

This marks the first Mandarin-language film to be directed by a Western actor. It is to open July 5 in China, with the possibility of expanding to other territories.

"We're happy to be back in business with our longtime partner Keanu Reeves, an advocate of the IMAX experience and a global star who has already proven to be very popular with our audiences," Greg Foster, chairman and president of IMAX Entertainment, said in a statement. "We look forward to working closely with Keanu and our good friends at Wanda, Village Road Show and China Film Group on this blockbuster title."

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