Wisit Sasanatieng's The Red Eagle (Insee Dang, อินทรีเเดง) has been picked for the Hong Kong Asian Film Festival, running from October 18 to November 2
Remember The Red Eagle? Here's the synopsis:
Wisit Sasanatieng (Tears of the Black Tiger) brings his unique imagination to The Red Eagle, a Thai superhero film about Rom Rittkrai (Ananda Everingham), a hardened ex-special forces agent who fights the criminal and the corrupt as masked vigilante Red Eagle. A modern update of a 1960s pulp film franchise starring Mitr Chaibancha (who famously died while performing in the series' final installment), The Red Eagle has been reinvented for a post-Dark Knight audience with gritty themes and snazzy gimmickry. Stylized violence, copious chase sequences and Sasanatieng's well-documented penchant for homage characterize this big-budget visual feast.
It's playing in the Asian Superheroes program alongside Karate-Robo Zaborgar, Invasion of Alien Bikini, Madame X and Let’s Go!
Also of note is the Midnite Craze program, which has The Yellow Sea, Bloody Fight in Iron-Rock Valley, Yakuza Weapon and the Indonesian action sensation The Raid, which is hot off of winning the Audience Award at the Toronto International Film Festival. Please note, at the HK fest, the films aren't actually playing at midnight.
It's good to see The Red Eagle getting some love on the festival circuit. It also played at the recent Focus on Asia Fukuoka International Film Festival, alongside another Thai entry, The Little Comedian.