Monday, November 6, 2006

Chocolate Dynamite

Kaiju Shakedown has some new.

First, it has details about Chocolate, for which Panna Rittikrai is choreographing martial arts and Baa Ram Ewe's Prachya Pinkaew (of Ong-Bak/Tom Yum Goong fame) is directing. It's about a young autistic female martial artist who goes on a rampage to collect money owed to her cancer-ridden mother. No release date is given, with Kaiju reporting only that the film is in post-production.

Then there's the latest on Tabunfire, which was recently given a new Thai name, Kon Fai Bin. Now it has a new English-language name as well: Dynamite Warriors. The film has been picked up for North American release by Magnolia, Kaiju says.

Twitch had news on this as well.

Variety reports that it will be released in Thailand in December.

Panna is involved in this one as well, starring as a sorcerer. The hero is named Zieng (or Singh, if you prefer), and will be portrayed by Changprung "Dan" Choopong. He's "a young man riddled with grief and bent on revenge after witnessing his parents' murder by a callous and malicious killer. The only information Zieng has as to the killer's identity is the tattoo-covered man who is part of an organized group of cattle rustlers. Zieng makes it his mission to stop all cattle rustlers and in the process return each head of cattle back to its rightful owner."

Yee haw! Another Thai western!

Chalerm Wongpim (Heaven's Seven's) is directing.

(Cross-published at Rotten Tomatoes)

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