Friday, April 4, 2008

Still, posters for Bangkok Dangerous remake

Stills from the Pang Bros.' remake of their own debut Bangkok Dangerous are starting to appear. This one has star Nicolas Cage at the floating market with his "errand boy", played by Shahkrit Yamnarm, who was most recently seen in Valentine as a transvestite who switches bodies with a lesbian. Shahkrit was also in last year's Opapatika.

There's also a new poster for Bangkok Dangerous. I liked the teaser poster better.

After Spanish-language trailers have been around for a few months, there's also an English-language trailer. Worst Previews is one of the places that has it.

Monsters & Critics has what I take to be the official synopsis:

The life of an anonymous assassin takes an unexpected turn when he travels to Thailand to complete a series of contract killings. Joe (Nicolas Cage), a remorseless hitman, is in Bangkok to execute four enemies of a ruthless crime boss named Surat. He hires Kong (Shahkrit Yamnarm), a street punk and pickpocket, to run errands for him with the intention of covering his tracks by killing him at the end of the assignment. Strangely, Joe, the ultimate lone wolf, instead finds himself mentoring the young man while simultaneously being drawn into a tentative romance with a local shop girl. As he falls further under the sway of Bangkok’s intoxicating beauty, Joe begins to question his isolated existence and let down his guard …just as Surat decides it’s time to clean house. Directors Oxide Pang and Danny Pang (The Eye) paint an explosive picture of the Bangkok underworld, illuminated with neon and saturated in violence. Based on the Pang Brothers’ wildly popular Hong Kong action film of the same name Bangkok Dangerous is written by Jason Richman. The adrenaline-powered thriller stars Nicolas Cage (Leaving Las Vegas, National Treasure), Charlie Young (Seven Swords), Shahkrit Yamnarm (Belly of the Beast) and Dom Hetrakul (Sniper 3). The film is produced by Jason Shuman, William Sherak, Nicolas Cage and Norm Golightly.

The release date keeps getting pushed back. Bangkok Dangerous is now slated for release in the U.S. on August 22.

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