The producers have released a “better” trailer for the Hollywood version of Bangkok Dangerous.
You’ll want to be on cliché alert when the movie opens in America (and presumably Thailand) in late August. Oxide and Danny Pang directed, but it’s still a farang remake, heavy on the floating markets, bar girls and other mandatory tourist attractions.
If you missed the 1999 original, or if you don’t have a clear memory of it, you won’t notice anything wrong with this description of the new version:
Joe (Nicolas Cage), a remorseless hitman, is in Bangkok to execute four enemies of a ruthless crime boss named Surat… Strangely, Joe, the ultimate lone wolf, instead finds himself mentoring the young man while simultaneously being drawn into a tentative romance with a local shop girl.
If you watch very attentively, and don’t blink, you’ll see that the Bangkok Post plays a bit part in the movie.