Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Tom-Yum-Goong 2 is still coming, plus more from Panna

Continuing with The Nation's roundup of coming attractions for 2013, due out sometime this year, perhaps in May, is Tom-Yum-Goong 2, which will see the return of Tony Jaa to the big screen, and for the first time in 3D.

Directed by Prachya Pinkaew with action choreography by Panna Rittikrai, the project has been long in the works, owing to production delays and Tony juggling a new marriage and fatherhood.

No one seems to know what exactly the film is about. The only hint comes from the cryptic Tinglish tagline: "This time the fight get beyond."


Twitch recently posted that it "marks the end of the no wire, no CGI era for Tony Jaa."

When TYG2 was first announced, it was touted as an all-star project involving not only Tony Jaa but also Tony's Ong-Bak 3 enemy Diew Choopong from Born to Fight and Dynamite Warrior plus Chocolate heroine Jeeja Yanin.

But now perhaps neither Diew nor Jeeja are actually involved. Or maybe they are. Only when the film is released will anyone be totally certain of what it's about or who's in it.

An accompanying Soopsip column in today's Nation sows more confusion, revealing that Jeeja is now pregnant!

Meanwhile, action guru Panna has prepped a new action star, stunt-team member "Wut" Nantawut Boonrubsub, for another project called Reaw Talu Reaw, which will also star Diew Choopong.

More on that when it is actually released.

Back to TYG2, it was announced months ago that newly minted martial-arts actor-director RZA had been added to the mix that already included RZA's stunt double Marese Crump. And as an aside, RZA's The Man with the Iron Fists comes to Thai cinemas this week.


  1. I'm actually really surprised that the Thai gossip press hasn't been all over this production. Do the math on the date of Tony becoming a father versus the date of his wedding and the wonky timing of the marriage makes a lot more sense. Jeeja got pregnant on the shoot, too, by one of the ADs. I've never gotten a clear answer as to why Dan's no longer in it ...

    1. The Thai press seemed to shrug off the whole thing about Tony's wife being pregnant at the wedding. I guess after his weird behavior before it was no big deal.

      But the news of Jeeja's pregnancy is totally shocking to me. Yet for whatever reason, the Thai press doesn't seem to care. Enough scandals elsewhere, I suppose.

  2. Man With the Iron Fist was a filthy trash movie.

    i wonder when this movie would be close to finishing.
    Taking too long.

    now we'll have to wait for Special Identity news instead


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