Friday, August 5, 2005

Tom Yum Goong: The press preview

Here's some photos from the Tom Yum Goong press preview last night at Major Cineplex Ratchayothin.

I stood up front, hoping to snap a photo of Tony Jaa doing a kick. But then Nathan Jones came and stood right in front of me. It was a tough place to be in -- being crushed by the crowd behind me and having the hulking Mr Jones in front.

Off to the side, though, I did manage to snap a shot of Mum Jokmok (who is funny no matter what he is doing or what language he is speaking) and the great stunt coordinator Panna Rittakrai.

And over Nathan Jones' shoulder I could sort of snap pictures of what was going on on the stage. Here, from left, Panna Rittakrai, director Prachya Pinkaew, executive producer Somsak Techaratanaprasert and star Tony Jaa chat during the dog-and-pony show.

And most of the supporting cast got up on stage as well. From left, Mum Jokmok, wushu artist Jonathan Foon, Chinese ballet dancer Jing Xing, actress Bongkote 'Tak' Kongmalai, Spider-Man stunt double Johnny Nguyen (he speaks Thai!) and Australian Strongman and pro wrestler Nathan Jones.

(Cross-published at Rotten Tomatoes)

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