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November 2, 2006 10:47 AM
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Magnolia Gets Thai Martial Arts Title, "Dynamite Warrior"

With the American Film Market (AFM) kicking off in Southern California, Magnolia Pictures announced its acquisition of all North American rights to "Dynamite Warrior" (Tabunfire) from Thailand. The film will be released in Thailand next month and Magnolia will distribute the movie in U.S. theaters next summer. The martial arts film, produced by Prachya Pinkaew ("Ong Bak: The Thai Warrior") is described as the story of "a young man riddled with grief and bent on revenge after witnessing his parents' murder by a callous and malicious killer." In the words of an announcement Wednesday:

"The only information Zieng has as to the killer's identity is the tattoo-covered man who is part of an organized group of cattle rustlers. Zieng makes it his mission to stop all cattle rustlers and in the process return each head of cattle back to its rightful owner."
Magnolia head of acquisitions Tom Quinn and head of business affairs Jason Janego negotiated the deal with Gilbert Lim representing Sahamongkolfilm. The two companies previously worked together on "Ong Bak." [Eugene Hernandez]

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