Twitch reports that Tom Yum Goong 2 will reunite the entire Tom Yum Goong/Ong Bak team with Jaa in the lead, Pinkaew directing, Rittikrai handling fight choreography and Chocolate star Jeeja Yanin also handed a significant role – the first time Jaa has ever shared the stage with another marquee fighter. Read the full story here.
Updates: There are also plans to shoot the movie in 3D. Rising martial artist Marrese Crump also has a role. At the link are some shots of the Tom Yum Goong 2 opening ceremony. | Twitch Film has the word from a Thai newspaper that Tom Yum Goong 2 is only about 40% finished after eight months of principal photography, and that Tony Jaa will take a break from filming in May to marry his longtime girlfriend. Twitch speculates that the Tom Yum Goong 2 is now likely over-budget and won’t see release until mid 2013.
Not much new but Asian Movie Pulse makes notice of a fan petition you can sign to try and grant the film a worldwide release. Also, this guy actually managed to see some footage from the film at Cannes, and it sounds appropriately big-budget and over the top.
Twitch Film relays news that the RZA, fresh off The Man With the Iron Fists, has a ‘featured’ role in Tom Yum Goong 2. In addition, the film finally has a release date: expect the movie in Thai theaters this May 2013. | Twitch is running an article that states Tom Yum Goong 2 will be the first Tony Jaa movie to make extensive use of CGI and wirework, supposedly necessitated because of the film’s 3D nature. Expect the first trailer for the movie in Spring 2013.
Twitch reports that Tom Yum Goong 2 is nearly finished with principle photography. Now that the film is reaching completion, Tony Jaa is lining up two new projects: one film, which may or may not be a Hong Kong-based project with Sammo Hung as fight choreographer, is said to co-star Jean-Claude Van Damme. In addition, Tony Jaa is looking to return to the director’s chair for a different film. That project may involve callaboration with Bangkok Knockout director Panna Rittikrai and Fighting Fish director Julaluck Ismalone. Stay tuned for further news as it develops. | M.M.A.C. says Tom Yum Goong 2 is slated for a December 5th, 2013 release date. | Click here to watch the Tom Yum Goong 2 trailer. Note: If you get an error, try doing a search.
BREAKING NEWS: Check out the new poster for Tom Yum Gong 2.