06/12/2013 03:02 pm ET

'Man Of Tai Chi' Trailer: Keanu Reeves Knows Tai Chi (VIDEO)

Keanu Reeves was the guy who knew kung fu in 1999's "The Matrix," but he's graduated to being the "Man of Tai Chi" here in 2013. Reeves co-stars in and directed "Man of Tai Chi," which is set for release later this year. The film's first trailer arrived online on Wednesday.

Co-starring Tiger Hu Chen and Karen Mok, "Man of Tai Chi" features Reeves in bad-guy mode as the propreitor of an underground fighting ring. "You owe me a life," he growls at the trailer's climax.

Watch the teaser for "Man of Tai Chi" above. For more on Reeves' directorial debut, check out this HuffPost Entertainment interview.

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