courtesy of takungpao.com
Huayi Brothers last year with movies like HOT SUMMER DAYS (CHUEN SING YIT LUEN), SHANGHAI, AFTER SHOCK, STOOL PIGEON (SIN YUN), DETECTIVE DEE AND THE MYSTERY OF THE PHANTOM FLAME (DIK YUN KIT ji TUNG TIN DAI GOK), and IF YOU ARE THE ONE 2 made over 1.6 billion at the box office. Recently Huayi Brothers announced its first major production this year, the Jet Li (Lee Nin Kit) and Chen Kuo-Fu produced TAI CHI (tentative title).
Lee Nin Kit who has worked with Huayi on FORBIDDEN KINGDOM not only plays an important legendary martial art figure in the film but also puts his years of experience in martial arts and Tai Chi into his job as a producer. Lee Nin Kit said, "Actually I have already thought about this for 20 years. I have always been concerned about a phenomenon, as people get busier and busier they overlook their health and happiness. Now the world has over 200 million people who are studying Tai Chi. The figure is staggering. It is not only a school of martial art but also an uniquely Chinese view of life."
Currently the film's script has basically been completed. As for the earlier rumored director Feng Xiaogang, Huayi Brothers made a clarification for the first time. Huayi chief Wong Zhonglei said that Feng Xiaogang this year will make a big production, the preparation and the production of which will take a long time and require a major investment of people and material. The project title and other details will be announced later. TAI CHI will have another director. Lee Nin Kit and Chen Kuo-Fu as producers have become powerful support for him. Huayi also will provide an enormous creative space for this new director and this film.