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TIFF 2015: First trailer for ‘SPL 2: A Time for Consequences’ doesn’t shy away from displaying fights

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Superstar martial artists Wu Jing and Tony Jaa are onscreen together for the first time in SPL 2: A Time for Consequences.

Director Pou-Soi Cheang takes over from Wilson Yip as the director this time around, working from a screenplay by Ying Wong and Lai-yin Leung. The film, which now has a festival trailer, sees Jing and Jaa co-star alongside Simon Yam, Ken Lo, and Zhang Jin.

The film’s synopsis is as follows:

Undercover cop Kit (Wu Jing) becomes a junkie in order to catch Mr Hung (Louis Koo), the mastermind behind a crime syndicate. When the operation goes sour and Kit blows his cover, his supervisor and uncle Wah (Simon Yam) decides to terminate the operation. When Kit disappears without a trace, Wah defies the order from his commanding officer and tracks Kit to a prison in Thailand. Thai Police officer Chai (Tony Jaa) becomes a prison guard in order to raise money for his daughter who has leukemia. He’s assigned to keep an eye on Kit. Even though Chai and Kit are in opposing positions and they don’t speak a common language, Kit turns out to be a suitable bone marrow donor who can save Chai’s daughter. While Chai is determined to keep Kit alive, the warden Ko (Zhang Jin) wants him dead to ensure the smooth operation of the prison, which is the front for Mr Hung’s organ trafficking business. Mr Hung shows up in Thailand so he can use his younger brother’s (Jun Kung) heart in a heart transplant to save his own life. The stage is set for a showdown…

The film is, despite its title, not a direct sequel to the 2005 film SPL: Kill Zone. While both films share castmembers Simon Yam and Wu Jing, both are playing different characters this time around, with Jing taking centre stage alongside Ong Bak star Tony Jaa. The trailer highlights what the audience can expect from such a teamup, indicating plenty of fights during the movie’s runtime.

The film will be making its International Premiere at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival in the Midnight Madness category, with US and Canadian theatrical release dates yet to be announced. The trailer can be seen below.


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