Keanu Reeves (left) and Hugo Weaving star in a scene from The Matrix that used physical wire work techniques created by Hong Kong martial arts director Yuen Woo-ping. Photo: Reuters

Hong Kong martial arts cinema: how The Matrix’s Yuen Woo-ping shaped the trilogy with his action choreography

  • Martial arts director Yuen Woo-ping had shunned Hollywood until he met The Matrix directors the Wachowskis and heard their plan to make a kung fu sci-fi film
  • Although The Matrix movies were heavy on special effects, Yuen also applied the physical wire work techniques he used in Hong Kong
Topic |   American films
Keanu Reeves (left) and Hugo Weaving star in a scene from The Matrix that used physical wire work techniques created by Hong Kong martial arts director Yuen Woo-ping. Photo: Reuters
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