SPL2: A TIME FOR CONSEQUENCES: Check Out New Making-Of Featurettes And Posters
Wilson Yip's 2005 action thriller SPL (aka Sha Po Lung, Kill Zone) was the film that relaunched Donnie Yen's career, and saw him ascend to the upper echelons of martial arts stardom. Ten years later, director Soi Cheang (Accident, Motorway, The Monkey King) brings us round two.
A sequel in name only, SPL2: A Time For Consequences sees Wu Jing and Simon Yam return from the original film, albeit in new roles, opposite Thai sensation Tony Jaa, in a role we are all hoping will re-establish his position as one of the finest fighters in Asia, if not the world. Louis Koo, Max Zhang, Philip Keung, Babyjohn Choi, Jun Kung and Dominic Lam fill out the cast of what promises to be an action spectacular set mostly in Thailand.
As the film's 18 June release date approaches, we have now got a new poster for the film, as well as a couple of behind the scenes featurettes, including talking heads with the cast and crew. While these do not have English subtitles, there is plenty of on-set action to whet our appetites. Check them out below.
Undercover cop Kit (Wu Jing) becomes a junkie in order to catch Mr Hung (Louis Koo), the mastermind behind a crime syndicate. When the operation goes sour and Kit blows his cover, his supervisor and uncle Wah (Simon Yam) decides to terminate the operation. When Kit disappears without a trace, Wah defies the order from his commanding officer and tracks Kit to a prison in Thailand.Thai Police officer Chai (Tony Jaa) becomes a prison guard in order to raise money for his daughter who has leukemia. He's assigned to keep an eye on Kit. Even though Chai and Kit are in opposing positions and they don't speak a common language, Kit turns out to be a suitable bone marrow donor who can save Chai's daughter. While Chai is determined to keep Kit alive, the warden (Zhang Jin) wants him dead to ensure the smooth operation of the prison, which is the front for Mr Hung's organ trafficking business.Mr Hung shows up in Thailand so he can use his younger brother's (Jun Kung) heart in a heart transplant to save his own life. The stage is set for a showdown...