According to the Thailand FilmOffice, the remake, starring Nicolas Cage, will bring in $5.8m (220m baht) tothe Thai economy - outstripping Oliver Stone's Alexander which contributed more than $5.2m two years ago.
Bangkok Dangerous is understood to be budgeted at around $40m while Alexander, which also filmed in
The shoot will take placemainly in
Initial acquired English-languageremake rights to the film from Thai entertainment group BEC. In addition toCage, who plays a hitman who can speak (not deaf-and-dumb as in the originalThai film), the remake features a pan-Asian cast, including Thai actor ChakritYamnarm, who plays the hitman's errand boy. A
The project is the secondEnglish-language film for the Pang Brothers who recently completed The Messengers, produced by Sam Raimi,for Mandate Pictures and Sony.
"It's a challenge to remakeone's own film, but it has been six years since the original was made and ourdirectorial style has changed a lot," Oxide Pang told ScreenDaily. "There will be new chemistry and more action sceneswith the bigger budget."
Oxide is currently in
Earlier this year, the duoseparately directed two Chinese-language productions in