VENICE, Italy (AP) — Director Stephen Fung has incorporated comic book-style graphics and heavy metal music into Tai Chi 0, as he reaches for a younger and perhaps global audience in his new martial arts trilogy.
"We wanted to do something new, something that is not what you usually see in the traditional kung fu movie," Fung said. "We wanted to break barriers. We wanted to test out the market."
Tai Chi 0, the first instalment in the trilogy, made its world premiere out of competition at the Venice Film Festival this week, ahead of its late September release in China, followed by the rest of Asia.
Fung already has the sequel ready for release a month later, and he's hoping strong audience response will guarantee he can make the third.