Action hero Tony Jaa took to Facebook on Thursday to unveil the latest costume try-on ahead of rehearsals for the forthcoming production of The Monkey King helmer Pou Soi-Cheang‘s latest film, SPL 2, the long-awaited follow-up to the 2004 crime thriller which starred Donnie Yen and Sammo Hung. Jaa‘s participation in the film was finally confirmed in recent months after a few years of speculation went by.
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|“Costume and Rehearsal Time for SPL II. This is going to be a lot of fun. Great cast and great crew. TJ.”|
In accordance with previous reports, it appears that based on the photo above, Jaa will likely star as the Thai prison guard who helps an undercover whose dying daughter’s fate rests on his willingness to help a cop break out of prison. Of course, this is just one aspect of a much more detailed plot that is still pending, with characters to be played by two of the first film’s principle stars, Wu Jing and Simon Yam, along with The Grandmaster co-star, actor Max Zhang who is reportedly playing the main villain.
The film is being produced by Paco Wong and SPL (2005) helmer Wilson Yip, with Champions and Revenge: A Love Story scribe Jill Leung Lai-Yin providing the script and The Storm Riders and Street Fighter: The Legend Of Chun-Li fight coordinator Dion Lam will be directing the action.
Production is officially coming underway, so by all means, stick around for more updates!