Teaser art has cropped up for Fireball Begins, Thanakorn Pongsuwan's prequel to his Muay Thai basketball action drama.
"In the anarchy of war, a new form of combat is born."
Fireball Begins will trace the origins of this hybrid bloodsport back to the Vietnam War era. Back then the game was called Dog Tank. And I suppose it'll lay the blame wholly on U.S. servicemen for dirtying up the pure culture of Thailand with yet another vice.
24framespersecond offers this:
Reading through the synopsis, it does rather sound like they will be angling for the opportunity to drop some Western martial arts experts ... into the mix. On that, we shall see. Still in pre-production Fireball Begins starts filming in the new year.
And yeah, just a reminder, Fireball is out on DVD and Blu-ray in the U.K.
(Via 24framespersecond, The Film Catalogue)