Friday, October 19, 2007
Now, how about making a movie together?
This photo is a week old by now, but I don't care.
Gordon Liu, star of the Shaw Bros' 36th Chamber of Shaolin series, Kill Bill and countless other films, meets Thai action star Tony Jaa at the inaugural Global Chinese Martial Arts Presentation Ceremony in Shenzhen, on October 12.
More about the ceremony is here.
Jaa won the award for Best Action Actor. Jackie Chan was present at the ceremony as well - I can well imagine an awestruck Tony greeting Jackie in in the green room. Jackie was presented the Chinese Martial Arts Global Influence Grand Prize by a Shaolin monk.
Meanwhile, Tony Jaa is still at work on Ong-Bak 2, his directorial debut. It is due out sometime next year. Also meanwhile, Ong-Bak/Tom-Yum-Goong director Prachya Pinkaew is working on Chocolate, which will star female martial artist Nitcharee Wismitanant, who is basically being hailed as a "female Tony Jaa". Previews are already playing in Bangkok cinemas. The film will be released on February 7, 2008, during the Chinese New Year holiday.
The revived and even more fun to read Kaiju Shakedown has more on that.