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Thailand’s SahamongkolfilmInternational has sold hotly anticipated Tony Jaa vehicle Ong Bak 2 to Japan’s Klockworx. Jaa will star in and serveas action choreographer on the $12-$15m film and is also considering whether todirect.
Prachya Pinkaew, director ofthe original Ong Bak and TomYum Goong, will produce. Jaa’smentor and action choreographer Panna Rittikrai will also be involved.Klockworxpreviously worked with distributor Gaga on the Japanese release of the first OngBak and Tom Yum Goong. The Weinstein Company recently snapped up allrights outside the UK and Asia to the sequel.
Sahamongkolfilm, one ofThailand’s biggest producer-distributors which recently branched into sales, isalso selling female kickboxing action title, Chocolate, directed by Prachya; Prince Chatrichalerm Yukol’s$25m King Naresuan and NonzeeNimibutr’s $15m Queens Of Pattani, among other titles.