Just a few short months ago, it looked as if we might never see Thai action star Tony Jaa’s directorial debut Ong Bak 2 due to numerous behind-the-scenes dramas including Jaa’s own disappearance and reappearance. Thankfully, things seem to have settled down and the film looks like it is well on its way to its December 4 Thailand premier date.
To whet your appetite for the film, here’s the current trailer. All I can say about it is that it definitely seems to encompass what I’ve come to expect from a Jaa film- raw power, speed and precision and a touch of spirituality.
The Weinstein Company currently holds the North American distribution rights for Ong Bak 2, but there is no indication yet if the company will give the film a theatrical release or just dump it directly on to DVD.