Everyone knows martial arts movies are awesome, but we can also probably agree that the influx of period films have gotten out of hand. The past few years have seen the genre stagnate a bit with every release seemingly featuring ancient warlords scuffling in ancient China. Hell, we lost the great Donnie Yen to period pieces, and he hasn’t fought in the present day since 2007’s fantastic Flash Point.

This trend doesn’t appear to be ending anytime soon.

But just because period films are the new normal that doesn’t meant they all have to be the same. And Tai Chi Zero appears to be just the film to prove it. It’s a period piece, but it infuses the world with steam punk and style to create something pretty unique and spectacular-looking.

Check out the exclusive poster premiere below along with the latest trailer, and then hightail your ass to Austin for this weekend’s screening of Tai Chi Zero at Fantastic Fest.

Ours is one of many posters for the film premiering today, but it’s only one with a sexy silent wife who we assume doesn’t stay silent for long. The movie made our most anticipated list for Fantastic Fest, and that trailer should explain why. It looks to be a beautiful slice of stylized ass-kickery, and we can’t wait to see it.


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