Sunday, September 13, 2009
Red Eagle is officially a go!
Nearly two years since it was announced, the prayer ceremony to officially mark the start of shooting for Wisit Sasanatieng's Red Eagle was held on Thursday morning.
This is the much-anticipated reboot of the Red Eagle (Insee Dang, อินทรี แดง) series of the 1960s that starred Mitr Chaibancha and Petchara Chaowarat.
Ananda Everingham is cast in the lead as the masked vigilante. Singer-actress Yarinda Bunnag from Best of Times, is cast as the female lead.
The story is about a masked vigilante crime-fighter whose real-life persona is that of a drunken playboy lawyer who is constantly being bailed out of trouble by his trusty female assistant.
The spirit of Mitr was definitely there as the cast and crew offered their prayers for good luck during the production. Mitr died on October 8, 1970 as he was shooting Insee Tong. He fell from a helicopter when his grasp on a dangling rope ladder slipped. It became the movie's final scene.
Tempting fate, though most certainly with plenty of safety devices involved, Wisit says a there will definitely be a helicopter scene in the new Red Eagle.
Lyn's Lakorns has more from the ceremony, as does MThai.com.
(Via Lyn's Lakorns)