The number one suspect in Tom Yum Goong 2
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Kham (Tony Jaa) has become the suspect in the murder of Suchart- the influential owner of an elephant camp, who was killed by three punches to the dead spots by a martial arts expert, and Kham (Tony Jaa) was the last one seen at crime scene. He needed to run away from the authorities and the hunt by Suchart’s twin nieces (Jija Yanin and Teerada Kittisiriprasert) Luckily, he was helped by Sgt. Mark (Petchtai Wongkamlao) the Interpol who was sent from Sydney to handle some secret mission.
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Filming for Tom Yum Goong 2 had its share of stops and starts over the last few years, including run-ins with mother nature, returning action star Tony Jaa’s on-set injury and subsequent marriage to his fiancè, in addition to action actress Jeeja Yanin‘s pregnancy, to name a few.
The sequel to Tom Yum Goong, Tony Jaa is the hard-hitting Kham. Kham is the last in long line of guards who once watched over the King of Thailand’s war elephants. Traditionally, only the perfect elephants could successfully help defend the throne, after his harrowing quest to retrieve the elephants, Kham returns to his village to live in peace. But for someone as good in martial arts as him, peace is but a wishful thought…
Here are the first three official stills from Tom Yum Goong 2. Magnet Releasing has secured North American rights to the film and should be releasing it under the title The Protector 2. Expect the official trailer for the movie this summer.
Tom Yum Goong 2 finally wrapped up and slated for an August release date in Thailand, film site mThai has released images featuring Tony Jaa in the film that reunites the mercurial but hugely talented star with his Ong Bak director Prachya Pinkaew. While the first two shots are tight on Jaa himself the third shot promises at least one massively scaled chase sequence in the film.
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Tom Yum Goong 2 officially went into production in August 2011. It reunites director Prachya Pinkaew with star Tony Jaa and action choreographer Panna Rittikrai for the first time since 2005’s Tom-Yum-Goong.
The fights were being choreographed by Tony Jaa and Marrese Crump.
Tony Jaa and Panna Rittikrai created a new style of Muay Thai for the first TYG movie called (มวยคชสาร, “muaykodchasarn”, roughly translated as “Elephant Boxing“), emphasizing grappling moves. “I wanted to show the art of the elephant combined with Muay Thai,” Tony told, adding that the moves imitate how an elephant would defend itself, with the arms acting as the trunk. However, no one was hospitalized in the making of the film, with injuries limited to “bumps and bruises, muscle tears, a little something like that. Nothing major,” Tony said.
The TYG fights included duels with:
– Wushu martial artist Jon Foo
– A Vietnamese triad captain portrayed by Johnny Nguyen
– A capoeira fighter Lateef Crowder
– A 6′ 10″former WWE wrestler Nathan Jones
– A deleted two-vs-one Taekwondo scene in the temple with Dean Alexandrou and Daniel Oneill.
Deleted scenes: A two-vs-one fight scene taking place in the burning temple near the end of the film was deleted from currently released versions of the film. The Taekwondo sequence, featuring Dean Alexandrou and Daniel Oneill is shown in part in nearly all promotional trailers for the film, but was cut due to unknown reasons from the final release. However footage can be seen in the making-of featurettes, and some behind-the-scenes VCDs. The two bodies are seen to mysteriously appear on the temple floor, near the beginning of the Temple fight scene.
Tom-Yum-Goong opened in Thailand on August 11, 2005, and grossed US$1,609,720 in its first weekend and was No. 1 at the Thai box office for two weeks in a row.
The Weinstein Company released Tom-Yum-Goong under The Protector name, it ended its run with $25,715,096 USD and ranked 67th among martial arts films and 14th among foreign films, and the most successful Thai film released in the US.
I sure we will see much more Tony Jaa’s bone crushing moves, flying knees and elbows, running up walls, motor bike stunts in Tom Yum Goong 2.
The martial arts movie is filmed in 3D, so lets hope it doesn’t take any magic anyway from seeing Tony Jaa performing his excellent skills on the screen, but instead makes it even better.
The first teaser leaked online a few days ago but only lucky ones watched it before it was removed from everywhere, so lets wait for an official trailer.
A possible release date for Tom Yum Goong 2 on December 5, 2013.
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.
Tom Yum Goong 2 is slated for a December 5th, 2013 release date.
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Taken at the Sahamongkol Film International booth at the Cannes Film Festival, the image below is unquestionable proof that Tom Yum Goong 2 is becoming a reality!
Tony Jaa is back and this time with a follow up to the hugely successful martial arts movie Tom Yum Goong or The Protector. Tony as been out of the limelight for a while now, after completing Ong Bak 3 he had to get away from it all and found peace as a monk. The cast of TYG2 will include Tony Jaa, Jija Yanin from Chocolate, Dan Chupong from Born To Fight, Marrese Crump, Kazu Tang and Petchtai Wongkamlao. This is a very impressive cast, if only Tony will not f** up his chance to back to mainstream.
Panna Rittikrai is back too for choreographing the muay thai action, this time I hope to see something a little different, Panna can be cruel and very tough if you have seen him in BKO. It is sad to know that Sammo Hung isn’t doing the fight choreography as this was mentioned a while back, because Sammo would have been the perfect choice for Tony to show he is very capable of showing a lot more skills on screen.
The movie is set for release in 2012.
I was totally shocked! Tony Jaa is going to take his new big step and get back his status as the best next generation martial artist with Tom Yum Goong 2. And this is a month only after he said about his new Hong Kong based project with well-known fight choreographer Sammo Hung. Sahamongkol Film has announced that Jaa will reunite with director Prachya Pinkaew and fight choreographer Panna Rittikrai for Tom Yum Goong 2 or better known in US as The Protector.
Martial arts movie The Protector became a true hit in North America, but straight after Tony Jaa declared he does not need any assistance of Pinkaew and can direct Ong Bak series by himself. As we all know he absolutely failed with Ong Bak 2, lost control of the badly over budget and over schedule project, movie looked like Jaa’s demo reel and with Ong Bak 3 the movie release Tony totally dissapointed his fans and ruined Ong Bak popularity. Probably that is why he decided to hide in a temple and think about his career.
Meantime Prachya Pinkaew switched to a female fighter Jija Yanin and released the Chocolate martial arts movie. Fights were good but not a script. Tony made a great decision to come back to his roots and reunite with a team which made him a star. Who knows what made Prachya Pinkaew accept this offer, but probably Tony is the best what Thailand has to offer for now. Give Tony another opportunity for come back and to shared the stage with another rising star is a very nice move.
Anyway Chocolate 2 is scheduled to go in to production this May, so don’t expect Tom Yum Goong 2 any time soon. But fans (and myself) should be happy to know it’s coming and Tony is back!