French sales house TF1International has taken world rights to Tom-Yum-Goong starring Ong-BakphenomenonTony Jaa and directed by Ong-Bak's Prachya Pinkaew.
Ong-Bak was a huge hit inits native Thailand and also performed well for EuropaCorp. who handled itsinternational sales. The film sold nearly 1 million tickets in France.
Tom-Yum-Goong tells the tale ofa villager, Kam, whose cherished elephants are stolen by a gang and sold off toAustralia. Despite the intervention of the Thai and Australian police, Kam mustsolve the problem and take on the gang himself. The movie, currently inpost-production, will heavily incorporate the art of Thai boxing, Muay Thai, asdid Ong-Bak.
A French release is plannedfor second semester 2006 via TFM.
Golden Network Asia negotiated the deal on behalf of Thai productionhouse Sahamongkol Film International.