Just as Sundance comes to a close, my world has exploded with one of my favorite things in the world: Tony Jaa. The man himself is back with a trailer for the third film in the Ong Bak series, which has been kicking ass since 2003. The first film was set in modern time, with the second being set in ancient times. The third film has no regard for period — or so it would appear. Superman Jaa dies, comes back, blah blah blah… He kicks ass, that’s all we really need to know.
Ong Bak 3 is currently in production with Jaa in the director’s chair. It does not yet have an American distributor, but the official plot was released at the American Film Market. Here it is:
The legend of Ong Bak 3 begins after Tien (Tony Jaa) has lost his fighting skills and his beloved stepfather at the Garuda’s Wing cliff from the raid led by Jom Rachan (Saranyu Wonggrajang). Tien is brought back to life with the help from Pim (Primrata Dechudom) as well as Mhen (Petchai Wongkamlao) and the Kana Khone villagers. Deep into the meditation taught by Phra Bua (Nirutti Sirijanya), Tien finally is able to achieve ‘Nathayut’. His talents are put to the test again when his rivals including the Golden-Armored King’s Guard (Supakorn ‘Tok’ Kijusuwan), the mysterious killers in black, and Bhuti Sangkha (Dan Chupong) return for the final massive showdown.
Check out the trailer below, which was sent over to us by reader Dave C. The film is set to debut sometime in the spring of this year.