Star TV also picked up all rights for Chocolate in Taiwan. Magnolia Pictures' genre label Magnet picked up US rights in Toronto.
Ong Bak 2 is Jaa's directorial debut, in which he also stars. Due for a December release, it is currently in post-production.
'There was a lot of controversy when Tony Jaa disappeared from the production, but he came back with renewed vigor and is putting all his efforts into completing the film,' said Gilbert Lim, Sahamongkol executive vice president. 'Ong Bak 2 is going to be the biggest release of the year in Thailand. It's going to be huge.'
A tale of betrayal, revenge, and the rebirth of a legend, the film will feature Jaa's trademark style of ultimate fighting - on the backs dozens of elephants, with ancient weapons, and at grand sets at famous Thai locations.