Oh dear, we are desperate for news today! So desperate in fact that I just had to share this trailer with you, mainly for comedy reasons. In all honesty, the film looks a bit pants really, however, watch in awe and behold Kevin Bacon and his awkward English accent! And to make matters worse, his character name is ‘Jimmy the Brit’, oh dear oh dear what have they done…
The film is directed by Ong-Bak’s Prachya Pinkaew, and it would seem the success of his movies, including Ong-Bak, Chocolate and Warrior King, have got American studios desperate to work with him. Millennium Films have got there first, a company that releases B-Movie action films and the like, and the film is all set for a release in the US on May 17th.
Djimon Hounsou (Blood Diamond, Gladiator) also stars in this Thailand based tale of an Assassin hired by a businessman to avenge the murder of his daughter by white slave traders. It looks pretty basic stuff, and the fight scenes look nothing special, but just have another listen to Bacon’s accent, and ask yourself this: Why?
By Matt Wavish