I absolutely loved Ong-Bak and Tom Yum Goong (The Protector) and thought that Tony Jaa was on his way to becoming a martial arts superstar. Then Ong-Bak 2 and Ong-Bak 3 happened, neither of which I liked except for some of the fights. It may be my allergy to gloomy historical epics that take themselves too seriously. Jaa retired to a monastery and became a monk for a year, but he’s back making movies and could be planning Ong-Bak 4: The Return of Michael Myers.
The speculation comes from Cinema Blend, who notes that Jaa and his stunt team are closely involved with a forthcoming Ong-Bak videogame from Studio HIVE. Kan Supabanpot of HIVE said in a PlayStation Lifestyle interview:
[The game] is based on the project that has yet to be announced so that’s why it’s still a bit of a secret and no screenshots to go along with our initial announcement.
It’ll be interesting to see what Jaa eventually announces. As of now, Jaa’s working on a 3D sequel to Tom Yum Goong directed by Prachya Pinkaew and co-starring Jija Yanin (Chocolate, Raging Phoenix), Dan Chupong (Dynamite Warrior, Ong-Bak 3), and Kazu Tang (Raging Phoenix, BKO: Bangkok Knockout).[Via Cinema Blend]