Sunday, July 27, 2008

Ong Bak 2 Is In Trouble

Twitch is reporting that Ong Bak 2 is in major trouble, its a bit of a mixed bag on whats actually going on here's what the article had to say:

Some reports say that Jaa has retreated to some remote caves in northern Thailand to meditate and / or practice black magic and claim that his mentor Panna Rittikrai was sent to find Jaa and bring him back some time ago with no success. These reports also seem to be of the opinion that Jaa has gone about three times over budget and that the production funds have dried up. Other reports say that Jaa hasn’t actually disappeared - that he’s actually been seen with his family and that colleagues have been in touch with zero signs of black magic. Another report from Thailand’s biggest daily paper says that they had a reporter meet with Jaa at a ‘safe house’ - and why on earth does he need to use a safe house? - where he denied running over budget, claiming instead that Sahamongkol Films only ever provided him with half of the budgeted production funds, leaving him to make up the shortfall out of his own pocket and claiming that he is now personally bankrupt as a result - unable to pay his mortgage and with his electricity disconnected.

Not too sure what to make of it but it seems the challenge of starring and directing has been to much for Jaa to handle. Sahamongkol who are funding the film have called in original Ong Bak director Prachya Pinkaew to finish shooting the remaining 20% of the film.