YES! Real men fighting! Not your skinny lads wearing rock clothing and throwing around cute punches to show off to the ladies. 😉 And what a mix of artists too, not your usual serve of same crew. The biggest surprise is Ong Bak star, Tony Jaa, starring in his first Hong Kong film and leading the grown up men – Louis Koo (Triumph in the Skies), Wu Jing (SPL: Sha Po Lang), Simon Yam (The Midnight After, Sara), and Max Zhang (The Grandmaster) in a fight for their lives. Honestly, these actors are drama actors that I used to love in dramaland, when they were younger and had much less muscles. =P
Tony Jaa as a highly skilled prison guard.
Jacky Wu Jing. Aww. I will always remember him as the cute, eager boy in dramas back in the days. Loved him in A Chinese Ghost Story and Legend of Dagger Li.
Max Zhang, Ada Choi’s charming husband, as the villain. He too started out in dramaland and my favorite role of his was in Paradise (Legend of the Magic Mirror).
Louis Koo looking cray-cray. Lol.
Simon Yam. The Vampire King we all knew and loved…and hated to some extent. =D
At Press Conference. Serious faces.
Not anymore! ^^
- Synopsis: A Hong Kong cop named Kit (Wu Jing) busts a major gangster only to find his cover blown and his main witness gone. The gangster (Max Zhang), in retaliation, has him kidnapped and put in a Thai jail with a false criminal identity. A lowly prison guard Chai (Tony Jaa) with extraordinary fighting skills guards Kit and prevents his escape from prison. The prison guard’s daughter suffers from a rare form of leukemia and Kit is the only donor who can save her. The prison guard discovers Kit’s real identity and helps him to escape in return for his agreeing to save his daughter. Together, Kit and Chai must face the gangster and his minions and take them down.
- Have anyone seen the prequel with Donnie Yen and Sammo Hung? I think I need to give it a peek before tuning into this one in June.