Saturday, May 15, 2010

Cannes 2010: Bangkok Knockout, Chocolate 2, 14 Beyond among upcoming projects for Sahamongkol

Sahamongkolfilm International is at the Marché Du Film at Cannes, touting a full slate of action titles.

Among them is Bangkok Knockout, directed by action guru Panna Rittikrai.

Prachya Pinkaew is preparing Chocolate 2 (ช็อคโกแลต 2) with Jija Yanin.

And there is 14 Beyond, the follow-up to 13 Beloved (13 เกมสยอง, 13 Game Sayong, also 13: Game of Death) by Matthew Chookiat Sakveerakul.

Also coming up is a three-segment erotic shorts compilation Brown Sugar and Tri (Muay Thai Chronicles), an animated feature.

Film Business Asia has more details about the projects.

Of course Sahamongkol is also selling Ong-Bak 3 at the Cannes Film Market.

The Hollywood Reporter has a broader look at the Southeast Asian films being pushed.

Apichatpong Weerasethakul's Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (check out the poster) is being repped by Germany's Match Factory.

Five Star Production is there selling Slice and offering a preview of Ananda Everingham in Wisit Sasanatieng's Red Eagle. Hope to see more of that.

(Via Film Business Asia)


  1. Chocolate 2 oh god no....the first movie was crap:/ Why make no2? the first movie ended well.

    selling Ong Bak 3!? selling as in tickets?

    Anyway, all I'll wait for is 14 beloved!!!:)

    "ONE MILLION!?" lol, I love that part in 13 beloved

  2. I'm looking forward to Bangkok Knockout, which is described as a sort of Fight Club group of friends with different martial-arts styles who band together to save one of their buddies. If it's half as crazy as Panna's Born to Fight, it'll be fun.

    I liked Chocolate -- after the first half hour anyway. I though Jija was destined for other projects, but maybe after Raging Phoenix didn't set the world on fire so much, the producers decided to stick with a known brand name. Kind of like Ong-Bak. Hopefully it will somehow involve the break-dancing twitchy kid, samurais and ninjas.

    By "selling" Ong-Bak 3 I mean marketing the film to other territories. It's already been picked up for the U.K. Let's see who else bites.


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