I talked about Bangkok Renaissance a few weeks back, and it looks like a new poster and trailer has been released to help promote the film. The film is directed by Jean-Marc Minéo and will be released in France on June 13th. Here is the poster as well as the synopsis for Bangkok Renaissance.
Manit, a boy of ten years witnessed the murder of his parents. Unrelenting, the killers decide to eliminate it. Shot in the head, the child survives miraculously from his injuries, but finds himself struck by ataraxia. The damage to his brain took away any emotion. Saved from certain death by an old martial arts master, Manit, 20 years later becomes a real war machine, returns to the place of his childhood. Justice is going to fall, and men will die.
John Foo has been in a number of films, but he hasn’t had the one film that would make him a household name. Check out the trailer below, courtesy of beyondhollywood.com, and see what you think about his next film.
While not taking anything away from Foo, I feel like this movie is borrowing too much from other films, mainly Ong-Bak and Merantau. Also, the plot seems to be a little out there, but it’s not the worst one I’ve heard of, either. If done right, this movie could be impressive, but I’m not 100% sold yet.
Source: Beyond Hollywood