Wednesday, November 18, 2009
This is Bang Rajan!
TwitchFilm.net and Deknang have stunning first images from Bang Rajan 2 (บางระจัน 2), Thanit Jitnukul's sequel to his 2000 battle epic, which is being produced by Phranakorn Film.
The stills follow a teaser that was posted last month.
It'll be the biggest thing done yet by Phranakorn, which is breaking into the international marketplace while also still churning out the modestly-budgeted country comedies and ghost stories that have done well at the domestic box office.
Twitch's Todd Brown points out that there is a 300-like feel to the stills. And perhaps that is that patriotic "HA-OOH!" feeling that Thanit is going for as he reboots this Alamo-like story of a tiny village that sacrifices itself to holds off the Burmese hoardes.
One thing though, where are the water buffalo?
Update: That's Thai tennis ace Paradorn Srichaphan (ภราดร ศรีชาพันธุ์) making his movie debut. And Photoshopped stills are already making rounds on the Pantip forum.