Thai action star Tony Jaa, who is currently shooting his Hollywood debut, FAST AND FURIOUS 7, has announced that he will be making his Hong Kong film debut next year with SPL 2.
It was announced that SPL 2 will be a thematic sequel in the vein of Yuen Woo-Ping’s TIGER CAGE trilogy (1988-1991), in which Wilson Yip is scheduled to return as a producer. The only other actor signed on for the sequel is Wu Jing, the wushu wunderkind who made a huge comeback with his role of the assassin Jack in the 2005 original film. The plot is currently under wraps, but is expected to be another cops vs. gangsters duke-a-thon.
Terrence Cheung will be directing the film with action choreography by Hong Kong stunt veteran Dion Lam. Shooting is expected to begin in the spring of 2014.
SPL 2 (2014) • Tony Jaa • Wu Jing