An odd couple romance between a martial artist and mentor. A humble village about to be flattened by steampunk tanks and canons. Bad guys in topcoats and tails.
It must be the latest trailer for “Tai Chi Hero.”
If you liked the comics-meets-video games styles of “Tai Chi Zero,” then it looks like the sequel, making its way to U.S. theaters later this month, will be delivering more of the same.
From the official synopsis:
Lu Chan (Jayden Yuan) is still trying to find his place in Chen Village, the legendary town where everyone is a martial arts master…and Chen-style Tai Chi is forbidden to outsiders. But since he helped save the town from a frightening steam-powered machine, Yuniang (Angelababy), beautiful daughter of Grandmaster Chen (Tony Leung Ka-Fai), agrees to marry Lu Chan and bring him into the family. It’s only a formality, though – she is the teacher, and he is the student – and that suits Lu Chan just fine, as the mutant horn on his head gives him incredible kung-fu power, but leaves him dumber each time, and closer to death.
Chen Village still stands in the shadow of danger. A prodigal brother returns, Lu Chan’s presence invokes a curse on the town, and Yuniang’s scorned fiancée has an appetite for revenge, as well as some new partners in crime
“Tai Chi Hero” will be in theaters on April 26. You can find the full list of locations and an exclusive poster here.