BREAKING: Tony Jaa Signs To Star Opposite Wu Jing In SPL 2.

Todd Brown, Founder and Editor
It has long been speculated as to when, exactly, Thai action star Tony Jaa would turn up in a Hong Kong action film and who he would star with should such a thing come to pass. Well, we now have those answers with word coming out of Hong Kong that Jaa has officially signed to star opposite Wu Jing in SPL 2 with production slated to start in spring 2014, presumably after Jaa's commitments to The Fast And The Furious 7 have wrapped up. Here's the official word:

Tony Jaa has signed to star in SPL II which is being produced by Sun Entertainment Culture Limited. The film stars Tony and Legendary Assassin star Jackie Wu (Wu Jing), who probably has the fastest spinning back kick on planet earth.

Jaa is thrilled to be part of this film, and you can expect some surprise appearances in the film. The action choreography is being handled by Dion Lam who was heavily involved in the stunt work on Spider Man 2. Wilson Yip remains very much involved with Terrence Cheung in the director's chair. The film while targeted towards the China and Asian markets will also be released in the Americas, Europe and the Middle East. The collaboration represents a breakthrough effort in Chinese film making between a non-Chinese action star and an all star Chinese line up. The film will be shot in Thailand, China and Hong Kong. The story is an action/drama that should keep the audience very much on the edge of their seats.

Sun Entertainment will release more complete information shortly, and will update on a regular basis. Shooting begins in early Spring of 2014.
The original SPL, which featured Wu in a key villain role, stands as one of the high points of Donnie Yen's long career and was released in the USA and some other territories as Kill Zone.
Around the Internet:
  • Goldie_Hawn_Golden_Shower

    Wu Jing got fat!!!

  • Bobby Stryker

    Tom Yum Goong 2 was pretty poor - there's a review here: http://www.maximumextreme.net/...

    Hope Jaa is given more freedom and given a real chance to shine in SPL2 and Fast & Furious 7. SPL2 really could be great starring opposite Wu Jing! As long as they have some logical reason why Wu Jing isn't dead from the first movie??

  • TheAngryInternet

    Uhhhhhh...who's "Terrence Cheung"? I guess Soi Cheang is out? That's disappointing, especially if he's being replaced by an apparent unknown (unless "Terrence Cheung" is an established director working under a different name now).

  • Hanajun Chung

    I hope this film kicks ass. While I'm looking forward to Jaa's return, I really do wish to see Wu Jing star in something that'll lead to better projects.

  • Qinlong

    I'm going to sound like a spoiled brat, but this sequel will need some charisma on the scale of the Yen/Yam/Hung trio to even have a chance to measure up to the original. This is an exciting pairing, however, and it seems Wu Jing has finally decided to get a new agent (just assuming here). SPL 2 and Wolf War sound infinitely better than Kung Fu Cyborg and Magic To Win.

  • beyondasiaphilia

    Francis Ng & Sammo Hung also attached, according to previous reports

  • Qinlong

    Ah, then we're definitely getting there...

  • ricksomchai

    Im sure it will be good I think Sammo is linked to it as well, you never know tho until the full news comes out.

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