AFM 2010: CHOCOLATE Star Jija Yanin Joins Cast Of Prachya Pinkaew's Taekwondo Picture THE KICK

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AFM 2010: CHOCOLATE Star Jija Yanin Joins Cast Of Prachya Pinkaew's Taekwondo Picture THE KICK
Gearing up for an imminent start to production with principal photography just weeks away is Ong Bak director Prachya Pinkaew's The Kick.

Revolving around a Korean family of taekwondo masters living in Bangkok The Kick will see Pinkaew bring some new moves to his repertoire. The switch in fight disciplines has led to a switch in fight choreographers with muay thai stylist Panna Rittikrai replaced by taekwondo expert Master An of the Korean Tigers but despite the new stunt leader and new fight style Pinkaew's latest won't be entirely without familiar faces.

Popular Thai comedian Mum Jokmok - Dirty Balls in Ong Bak - is coming along for the ride on this one as is Chocolate leading lady Jija Yanin. Making Yanin's involvement particularly interesting is that taekwondo is actually her first discipline, with muay thai being something she picked up specifically for Chocolate. She'll have a supporting role in this one but expect to see some good things with the added comfort that should come from working with a more familiar style.
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zartekNovember 7, 2010 11:24 PM

Now this is some GREAT news!

Raging Phoenix was beyond disappointing.

xinoNovember 8, 2010 2:27 PM

I agree!

also the damn english name Jija...people should know that Jeeja and Jija are given to two different martial artist.

Jija for Chocolate star and Jeeja for Chinese wuhsu CoWeb star

Todd BrownNovember 8, 2010 4:58 PM

The Thai Jija romanizes her name both ways, actually. Jija is the dominant way you see it now but when she first announced it it was usually spelled Jeeja.

DJ Mix DeadlyNovember 9, 2010 6:11 PM

Am I the only one who would like both jijas to square off on-screen with Rina Takeda(High Kick Girl) in "chocolate-like" movie?

Great news for fight-movie fans. I hope the hits keep on comin' from the great east!

xinoNovember 9, 2010 9:56 PM

so...what's the english given name to CoWeb star?

soldatodianimaNovember 11, 2010 7:14 PM

I'd love to see a film like that, it would be like this generations "Yukari Oshima vs Moon Lee" - my moneys on Jija though.