The story centers on Vin Diesel's Xander Cage, who forms a new team filled with ""sexy badasses and comic relief players." This franchise will follow the same path as Vin Diesel's Fast & Furious franchise, which has risen to new box office heights since being reconfigured as an action franchise. International action stars Tony Jaa and Jet Li have joined the cast. It is believed that Jet Li may be playing one of the villains.
Samuel L. Jackson will be reprising his role from the original xXx as Special Agent Augustus Gibbons. Other new cast members include Deepika Padukone, Nina Dobrev, Ruby Rose and Conor McGregor. There is also a report that XXX: State of the Union star Ice Cube may also be making an appearance.Read More
Earlier this month, a report surfaced that Sony's upcoming action sequel XXX: The Return of Xander Cage has landed international action stars Tony Jaa and Jet Li. That report was never confirmed by the studio, and it was never revealed what characters the action icons would be playing. Today, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Jet Li has finalized his deal, and that he may be playing one of the main villains.
We have also recently reported that Samuel L. Jackson will be reprising his role from the original xXx as Special Agent Augustus Gibbons. Other new cast members include Deepika Padukone, Nina Dobrev, Ruby Rose and Conor McGregor. The site reports that, while word of Jet Li's involvement surfaced weeks ago, his deal only recently closed due to complex negotiations. The site also adds that Jennifer Lopez was also rumored for a role, but a deal could not be made.Read More
XXX: The Return of Xander Cage is gearing up to shoot soon, and two more big names have joined the cast. TwitchFilm reports that Vin Diesel will be re-teaming with his Furious 7 costar Tony Jaa. This international action superstar is not the only force to be reckoned with in the anticipated sequel. The legendary Jet Li has signed on as well.
No character details for either Tony Jaa or Jet Li have been revealed, and it isn't known if they are playing good guys or villains. Back in December, Vin Diesel himself announced that Samuel L. Jackson will be resuming his role as Gibbons. Another new cast member added to the mix is current UFC Featherweight Champion Conor McGregor.Read More
Are you ready for this summer's answer to The Expendables? Star of that movie, Dolph Lundgren, is joined by heavy hitters Tony Jaa, Michael Jai White, Peter Weller and the original bad ass Ron Perlman for the gritty action-packed thriller Skin Trade! Magnet Releasing has the first trailer, which teeters on the edge of heart-attack inducing.
New Jersey detective, Nick Cassidy (Dolph Lundgren) heads to Bangkok where he teams up with Thai detective, Tony Vitayakui (Tony Jaa) to hunt down Viktor Dragovic (Ron Perlman) and destroy his human trafficking network. Nick had inadvertently killed Dragovic's son in a sting operation on the New Jersey docks, and Dragovic responded by attempting to kill Nick and his family. Nick miraculously survived the brutal attack, but his wife and daughter were killed!Read More
Brian O'Shea, CEO of The Exchange, has announced and confirmed that in addition to having Dave Bautista, star of Guardians of the Galaxy, former UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre, and Alain Moussi of X-Men: Days of Future Past, the 3D reboot of Kickboxer will boast two additional action stars: Scott Adkins (The Bourne Ultimatum, Zero Dark Thirty) and martial arts legend Tony Jaa (Ong Bak trilogy, Fast & Furious 7).
The high-octane Kickboxer remake is directed by Stephen Fung (Tai Chi Zero, Tai Chi Hero).Read More
Tony Jaa is back in the anticipated action sequel The Protector 2. Starring as Kham, Jaa is on a mission to find his missing pet elephant Khon, while also being the suspect in the murder of an influential business owner. He gets help from an Interpol agent sent to Thailand on a secret mission, but soon finds himself pulled into an underground fighting ring run by a crime lord (RZA) obsessed with collecting the world's biggest and best martial artists. Will Kham and Khon reunite? Or will Kham fail in his search and die at the hands of some of the world's most brutal fighters? Check out our exclusive TV spot, which teases some of the exciting action on display in this soon-to-be classic in the kung fu genre.
The Protector 2 was released May 2nd, 2014.Read More
International action star Tony Jaa reprises his role from 2006's The Protector in The Protector 2. Magnolia Pictures has released the first trailer and poster for this follow-up, which follows Kham (Tony Jaa) as he is lured into an underground fight ring run by LC (RZA), while trying to clear his name after being accused of murder. Check out the first footage and the one-sheet from director Prachya Pinkaew's upcoming sequel, debuting on iTunes March 27 before arriving in theaters May 2.
Boss Suchart is the owner of an elephant camp. When he is murdered, all evidence points to Kham (Tony Jaa), who was seen with the victim before he died. Kham is forced to run as the police launch a pursuit. Meanwhile, the twin nieces of Boss Suchart (JeeJa Yanin and Teerada Kittisiriprasert) are out for revenge. But luck is on Kham's side when he runs into Sergeant Mark (Mum Jokmok), an agent sent to Thailand on a secret mission. In another twist, Kham is drawn into an underground fighting ring run by LC (RZA), a crime lord who's obsessed with collecting top-class martial artists. LC's fighters are branded by numbers, such as the lethal, beautiful Twenty (Ratha Pho-ngam) and the diabolical No. 2 (Marrese Crump). These fighters are ordered to capture Kham for a special mission.Read More