Tony Jaa to Star in New Action Franchise from Starlight

I am a firm believer that you can never have too much Tony Jaa and I’ve been wanting to see him headline more films; well it looks like Christmas has come early as Deadline has announced that Tony will lead an English-language action trilogy from Midway and Crazy Rich Asians backer Starlight Entertainment.

Deadline states: “In the first installment of what is hoped will be a three-picture franchise, Muay Thai master Jaa will play a legendary assassin who disappeared three years ago and becomes the target of all criminal organizations and law enforcement agencies. According to producers, the story will unfold in an unconventional structure and as the manhunt accelerates, the mystery of the assassin’s identity is slowly unraveled.”

This sounds like the perfect vehicle for Jaa so I can’t wait to see what it’s like. I hope we do get a trilogy as we need a new badass action franchise to get excited about.

Source: Deadline