Tony Jaa returns in The Protector 2
Well, this is interesting.
Screen International has announced that Tony Jaa will reunite with Prachya Pinkaew for The Protector 2, which will also star Jija Yanin of Chocolate fame. This doesn’t affect Jaa’s Hong Kong collaboration with Sammo Hung (here), but it is great to see that they’ve patched up their differences and are teaming back up, along with fight choreographer Panna Rittikrai.
Chocolate 2, which will be shot in 3D, is gearing up for principle photography in May, so The Protector 2 – also going to be in 3D – cannot begin until after that film is done. Just knowing Jaa is coming back is really exciting, but teaming up with his best collaborator in Pinkaew and rising female Muay Thai star Jija Yanin should be the event of 2012/13.