Tuesday, March 28, 2006
Ong-Bak 2 announced
Tony Jaa will now star in Ong-Bak 2, a sequel to his hit 2003 film. It's being reported here and here, and TonyJaa.org has the report, too, citing Variety as a source.
The Weinstein Company has already picked up worldwide sales rights to the film (except Asia and UK).
Shooting is scheduled for this fall.
In Ong-Bak 2, Jaa will play a young man on a journey that teaches him the skills and inner meaning of martial arts.
So says the stories. And now they are being reported here, which makes them true. Right?
There's more comment about it over at Kaiju Shakedown and Twitch.
Meanwhile, there's an untitled project, simply called Third Film, due to start filming in June, TonyJaa.org says, as well as the much-bandied-about Sword, which I thought they were already making but is now question-marked.
Also meanwhile, Tom Yum Goong is set to open in the U.K. It has been retitled Warrior King and will be premiered at the Seni '06 Film Festival in Birmingham on May 6.
(Cross-published at Rotten Tomatoes)