Ong Bak 2 is only the beginning for Tony JAA who will soon be back on the set, filming scenes for Ong Bak 3.
Sahamongkol Films' president Somsak "Sia Jiang" Techaratanaprasert is talking up a storm about the next episode in the franchise. He's even sunk more than Bt200 million in Ong Bak 3.

Ong Bak 2 is just the prologue, he explains.
The climax of the story comes in Ong Bak 3, with lots of excitement in the key action scenes, on which we'll be spending more than Bt100 million.

The studio and the film's director and star, Panom Yeerum Tony JAA were able to resolve their conflict over budget overruns but the long delay in shooting led to Somsak deciding to split the film in two parts, with the rest of the story being told in Ong Bak 3.

Filming of Ong Bak 3 will commence before the end of the year and will only take a short time, as there's plenty footage from Ong Bak 2 that can be used.
However, there are concerned that the decision to split the film in two parts may negatively affect foreign sales.

"We'll know the response at the Cannes film market in May", he says.
"What happened in the past was caused by people around him. We have cleared the air and JAA is enthusiastic about returning to work", he says.

Somsak says he has faith in JAA and believes the superstar is back on track. And he is already thinking about Ong Bak 4, saying he hopes to persuade Jackie Chan to play a role in the project.

The key scene in "Ong Bak 3" will see elephants invading the palace
"Ong Bak 3" will be in cinemas next year