Monday, March 21, 2011
Simon Kook, action star, in Siam Fighter
Similar to when a crop of copycats and lookalikes arose after the untimely death of Bruce Lee, there are stuntmen and fighters being positioned to assume the mantle of Thailand's Tony Jaa, who has been out of the picture since taking vows as a Buddhist monk.
Among this new crop of action stars is Simon Kook, recently seen in The Microchip, which with all the shaky cam and slapstick comedy wasn't really much of a showcase for what the former stand-in for Tony Jaa and Johnny Tri Nguyen can do.
A better display of Kook's talents are in the short historical action drama Siam Fighter, which is online and embedded below.
(Via Asian Movie Pulse, Kung Fu Cinema)