Magnet Releasing, the genre arm of Magnolia Pictures announced today that it has acquired US rights to Sahamongkolfilm International’s “Ong Bak 3,” the third and final installment in the popular martial arts series. Tony Jaa once again writes, directs and stars. Picking up at the cliffhanger ending where Ong Bak 2 leaves off, the film sees Jaa facing the ultimate enemy: a fierce supernatural warrior named “Demon Crow,” played by fellow martial arts sensation Dan Chupong (Dynamite Warrior).
Tony Jaa was introduced to the US by Magnolia in 2005 in “Ong Bak.” Magnet released Ong Bak 2 in 2009, and will release “Ong Bak in theaters on January, 2011.
“Tony Jaa is undoubtedly the greatest martial arts star of our time,” said Magnet SVP Tom Quinn, in a statement. “We’re thrilled to be taking our journey with Tony full circle by bringing ‘Ong Bak 3’ to his American fans.”
Quinn negotiated the deal with Sahamongkolfilm International’s Gilbert Lim.