Tony Jaa's Ong Bak 3 Finds US Distributor
Published: September 9, 2010 - 10:36am
Magnolia Pictures has picked up the distribution rights to the final installment of Tony Jaa's Ong Bak trilogy and is currently eying a January 2011 release.
Magnet Releasing, a subsidiary of Magnolia Pictures, has been behind the US distribution of several popular foreign films: Neil Marshall’s Centurion, John Woo’s Red Cliff, Swedish horror tale Let the Right One In and the upcoming British alien-themed Monsters.
Today, The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Ong Bak 3, which handles more supernatural elements than the first two films, will be distributed by Magnet/Magnolia as well. The company wishes for a January 2011 release, though nothing concrete has been set.
Ong Bak 3 picks up where Ong Bak 2 had left off. Tien is captured and almost beaten to death before he is saved and brought back to the Kana Khone villagers. There he is taught meditation and how to deal with his Karma, but very soon his arch rival returns challenging Tien for a final duel.