Rumor: Tony Jaa/Donnie Yen movie


#1

A Hong Kong based project has long been rumored for Thai action star Tony Jaa. Now news has just come from Hong Kong that a sequel to the 2005 hit Sha Po Lang (SPL) is in the works and will see Sammo Hung and Wu Jing from the original movie collaborating with Tony Jaa for the very first time.

Sha Po Lang was a surprise hit at the Hong Kong box office upon its release in 2005 and quickly gained a cult following in the rest of the world. The movie was also the first in a string of successful collaborations between director Wilson Yip and star Donnie Yen, which included films like Flash Point, Ip Man 1 & 2.

Donnie Yen, the leading man in the original film, is reportedly considering taking part in the sequel.

Sha Po Lang 2 is due to start filming in 2013.

sources: http://twitchfilm.com/news/2012/09/breaking-tony-jaa-to-collaborate-with-sammo-hung-wu-jing-and-possibly-donnie-yen-in-sha-po-lang-2-sp.php
http://www2.news.sina.com.hk/news/15/1/1/2761248/1.html

If this is true, it will blow Expendables out of the water. Didn’t Donnie die in the original movie or are they following the Kill Zone’s ending? Wu Jing is extremely underrated, he’s super small, but he got some bad ass moves, I feel bad for him that he never got the same success as his peers.


#2

You should post this in the Martial Arts movie thread…

I thought Tony Jaa wanted to be a monk…
Wu Jing died in SPL
Sammo died in SPL

I dont see how there can be a sequel? I can see them all working together as a crew in making a new film but a sequel?


#3

It might be some sort of spin-off. Tony Jaa left the monk temple, he’s married and he’s doing movies again, TYG2 should be coming out next year.


#4

So what did the mob/Yakuza/whatever stop trying to kill him all of a sudden? I just hope he doesn’t Diva it up on set or try to direct ever again.


#5

Official poster for Tom Yum Goong 2


#6

Awesome if true