Actor looks for funding for his martial arts epic.

Keanu Reeves is in talks with China Film Group and Village Roadshow Pictures to get funding for his directorial debut ‘Man of Tai Chi,’ reports The Wrap.

Along with directing and writing the Mandarin-and-English-language movie, Reeves will also be playing the main villain. Tiger Chen, a member of the kung fu team in ‘The Matrix,’ and stuntman on ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,’ is also set to star.

Earlier this year, Reeves revealed some details to MTV:

“There’s 18 fights. We’ve timed it out. It’s about 40 minutes of fighting,” he said. “I want to make a good, solid kung fu movie. Good story, good plot — but let’s get some good kung fu going!”