Friday, August 6, 2010

Marrese Crump's Formless takes shape with Panna Rittikrai

American martial artist Marrese Crump has been working on a project with the Ong-Bak and Chocolate team of producer Prachya Pinkaew and action choreographer Panna Rittikrai.

The movie is now called Formless, and Panna will direct, according to a recent press release from Maluco Studios. Here's more:

Formless ... is co-written by Anesti Vega and Marrese Crump [and] will undoubtedly be shot on location in Thailand with Pinkaew as producer and Rittikrai directing.

Details of the story have yet to be released, but it has been stated that the concept stems from Crump's vision to blend great martial arts action with real combative strategies.

In keeping with the philosophy of integration, Crump has traveled around the world to personally seek out the best in every field to come together for this project.

Confirmed so far are the likes of Anderson Silva, known as the best MMA fighter in the world, as well as one of the most charismatic pro-wrestling superstars, Dave Bautista. Formless has also attracted the tremendous skill of world renowned masters such as Capoeira mestre Cobra Mansa and Filipino Kali master Ray Dionaldo with many more announced soon.

Bases are covered in many aspects of the production process already with Kinetic, mentored by Wu Tang mastermind The RZA, being brought on to add a unique and vibrant feel to the soundtrack.

Formless starts shooting this winter.

Kung Fu Cult Cinema has more.


  1. Sounds like this one was formerly announced as "Bangkok Knockout"! Twitch wrote: "...the film features a group of 'fight club' pals whose styles [nine in total] vary from Muay Thai and Capoeira to kung fu and Tai Chi. When one of their number is kidnapped they find themselves fighting for their lives..."

    Glad to hear from Panna and Prachya again! :)

  2. wait...isn't this the same project that said Jija would star in it as well with Crump?

    or is that with the Mortal Kombat Lui Kang actor?

  3. Xino, no, I don't think Jeeja is involved with this project. I'm not sure what she is up to.

  4. I hope the film is successful and that there is a good interweaving of styles! Since I know Anesti I hope he is happy with the success of the project and that all goes well! Good luck!


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