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Tony Jaa will elbow you between the eyes in a 3D sequel to Tom Yum Goong

04.27.2011

Now that he's apparently recuperated from going a little nutty, Tony Jaa is getting back to what he does best: busting skulls with his knees and elbows.

Jaa will be back with his unearthly acrobatics and fondness for pachyderms in a sequel to TOM YUM GOONG (aka THE PROTECTOR). The Thai fighter will reunite with director Prachya Pinkaew and action choreographer Panna Rittikrai for the 3D movie, budgeted at 300 million baht (around $10 million US).

TOM YUM GOONG 2 features the return of cop sidekick Petthai "Mum Jokmok" Wongkumlao, and will also star young whirlwind girl JeeJa Yanin, who effectively maneuvered and smashed her way through CHOCOLATE (also reportedly getting a 3D sequel).

The first TOM YUM GOONG starred Jaa as a villager who chases his stolen elephant to Australia, where he engages in deliriously cartoonish mayhem and increasingly insane setpieces (including an astounding restaurant skirmish seemingly done in one long take).

After recovering his beast, Jaa went off and directed and starred in two ONG-BAK sequels/prequels, leading to a meltdown and brief monkhood.

Extra Tidbit: Looks like Thailand's stuntman community better get limbered up and well insured...
Source: Thailand Blogs

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4:25PM on 04/27/2011
I'm willing to forget Ong bak 2-3 ever happened. This guy is a true talent and he needs a big name director/studio to capitalize now.
I'm willing to forget Ong bak 2-3 ever happened. This guy is a true talent and he needs a big name director/studio to capitalize now.
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4:04PM on 04/27/2011
Are you so sure he went crazy?!
God forbid somebody tries to reconnect with their soul amidst rapid fame and success. I guess Dave Chapelle is fucking nuts too huh?

can't wait for this movie but your article sucked. He should be commended for what he's done, not made fun of.
Are you so sure he went crazy?!
God forbid somebody tries to reconnect with their soul amidst rapid fame and success. I guess Dave Chapelle is fucking nuts too huh?

can't wait for this movie but your article sucked. He should be commended for what he's done, not made fun of.
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11:32AM on 04/27/2011

I love your synopsis here

Also excited for a sequel, but you were great in stating nonchalantly his descent into a strange life-chosen path, only to return to what he's known best for.
Also excited for a sequel, but you were great in stating nonchalantly his descent into a strange life-chosen path, only to return to what he's known best for.
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11:29AM on 04/27/2011
Best news ever. And it's going to have that awesome chick from Chocolate. Yes.
Best news ever. And it's going to have that awesome chick from Chocolate. Yes.
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8:29AM on 04/27/2011

Good news

This guy is awesome,his movies may not have the best stories but his abilities are second to none and he does things on film jet li and Jackie chan could have only dreamed of in their prime. Get this guy to America and then showcase his talents
This guy is awesome,his movies may not have the best stories but his abilities are second to none and he does things on film jet li and Jackie chan could have only dreamed of in their prime. Get this guy to America and then showcase his talents
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8:20AM on 04/27/2011
This better be better than Ong Bak 2&3.
This better be better than Ong Bak 2&3.
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7:10AM on 04/27/2011

This and

the deal Tony Jaa just made to work with and be directed by Sammo Hung in a Hong Kong production is more than I can handle. SAMMO HUNG? You know it's only a matter of time before Sammo has Jaa working with Donnie Yen. End game.
the deal Tony Jaa just made to work with and be directed by Sammo Hung in a Hong Kong production is more than I can handle. SAMMO HUNG? You know it's only a matter of time before Sammo has Jaa working with Donnie Yen. End game.
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1:29AM on 04/27/2011
Yes! Tony Jaa and JeeJa Yanin finally teaming up. These are two of my favorite martial artists at the moment and I am so glad they are finally doing a film together. Anyone who hasn't seen Chocolate of Raging Pheonix, should check those films out to see what JeeJa is capable of, as she kicks a great deal of ass.
Yes! Tony Jaa and JeeJa Yanin finally teaming up. These are two of my favorite martial artists at the moment and I am so glad they are finally doing a film together. Anyone who hasn't seen Chocolate of Raging Pheonix, should check those films out to see what JeeJa is capable of, as she kicks a great deal of ass.
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12:38AM on 04/27/2011
All I heard was, "Tony Jaa is coming back."
All I heard was, "Tony Jaa is coming back."
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12:23AM on 04/27/2011
I agree with the guy below me. Noff said.
I agree with the guy below me. Noff said.
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12:11AM on 04/27/2011
Please be good!

The Protector is my favorite of his. The Ong Bak pre/sequels were underwhelming, the third one being especially boring.
Please be good!

The Protector is my favorite of his. The Ong Bak pre/sequels were underwhelming, the third one being especially boring.
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4:06PM on 04/27/2011
ong bak 2 was incredible. 3 was definitely on the boring side but had some amazing action sequences.
ong bak 2 was incredible. 3 was definitely on the boring side but had some amazing action sequences.
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