It was last year that I first heard that Dolph Lundgren and Tony Jaa would be joining forces for a new action movie called Skin Trade .
At first I thought this wasn’t a great idea and I was almost certain that Skin Trade would be a straight to DVD release. I have been wanting Tony Jaa to break Hollywood ever since I first seen Ong-Bak. The Man’s work is just unbelievable and he has given us some of the most breathtaking action/fight scenes in recent years and he deserves every bit of success that he gets.
Now the first trailer has arrived and my mind has been changed – I think that Skin Trade could be an awesome movie, and let bes honest who doesn’t like a bit of Dolph Lundgren in an action movie?
The best thing about this trailer, and I am sure you will agree is Tony Jaa’s One-liner that he says in English – ‘Negotiation Over’…proper Hollywood action style!
Welcome to Hollywood Mr Jaa
New Jersey detective, Nick Cassidy (Dolph Lundgren) heads to Bangkok where he teams up with Thai detective, Tony Vitayakui (Tony Jaa) to hunt down Viktor Dragovic (Ron Perlman) and destroy his human trafficking network. Nick had inadvertently killed Dragovic’s son in a sting operation on the New Jersey docks, and Dragovic responded by attempting to kill Nick and his family. Nick miraculously survived the brutal attack, but his wife and daughter were killed. With nothing but vengeance to live for, Nick and Tony traverse their way through the Bangkok underworld in search of the elusive Dragovic. Meanwhile, FBI Agent Eddie Reed (Michael Jai White) is sent in to bring Nick home. But as the crossfire ensues, Nick has to determine who his true allies are.
Skin Trade was written by Lundgren who also wanted to direct. He later decided on Ekachai Uekrongtham after watching his film Beautiful Boxer (which is an astonishing Thai movieb about a Thai boxer who fights to save money for a sex change).
I think big Dolph is gonna give us a great action film!
Enjoy the trailer