Wednesday, August 22, 2007


Tony Jaa, the next great Asian action star, is currently in Thailand directing and starring in "Ong-Bak 2", which doesn't seem to have much to do with the original Ong-Bak, but is guaranteed to feature more mind-blowing fight scenes.

According to

Ong-Bak 2 is an action movie and the story is inspired by Khon Dance, a traditional Thai dance. It'll use a new kind of Muay Thai combined to Khon Dance and ancient Thai weapons (including the sword and the spear). This new style of fighting adapted from Khon Dance Performance is called Muay Khon. Jaa says he got the idea after meeting performance artist Pichet Klunchun during the Subhanahongsa Awards ceremony last year. There will be elephants involved in the movie as well, and they will be part of the action.

Read the full story.

And check out some YouTube Tony Jaa action; this guy RULES:

Live onstage

The chase scene from Ong-Bak

Single-take fight scene from Tom Yum Goong (The Protector)

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