According to ScreenDaily, the Patrick Hughes-directed action film is scheduled for a release date in the first quarter of 2017. Back in September 2015, Tony Jaa had answered fan questions about the project on his official Facebook Page. Take a look at the first promotional poster that debuted at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival on our film page.
Jason Statham has many exciting new projects in the works and here is a summary of what to look forward to:
Mechanic: Resurrection (2016): The upcoming sequel to “The Mechanic” is set to be released on August 26, 2016. Its release date has been pushed back several times to assure no other high-profile films will compete against it. Read the latest news.
Viva La Madness (20??): Based on J. J. Connolly’s second crime novel of the same name and sequel to “Layer Cake,” it was originally planned to be made into a film. Because of that not all of Connolly’s material could have been used, so it was turned into an hour-long TV drama series to explore the characters in depth. It is currently in pre-production and supposed to begin filming in London, UK in 2016. Read the latest news.
Furious 8 (2017): Scheduled for a release on April 14, 2017, Jason Statham confirmed his return as Deckard Shaw. F. Gary Gray (“The Italian Job,” “Straight Outta Compton”) will direct the eight installment set to start principal photography in 2016. Read the latest news.
The Expendables 4 (2017): Not much is known at this point aside from the distribution deal with China and the plan to start filming in 2016 for a release in 2017. Director and cast haven’t been officially announced yet but Jason Statham is expected to return alongside Sylvester Stallone. Read the latest news.
Crank 3 (20??): While there is no specific date known, Mark Neveldine, co-writer and co-director of “Crank” and “Crank: High Voltage,” confirmed that the third installment was approved by the film studio and Jason Statham is set to reprise his role as Chev Chelios. Read the latest news.
High Value Target (20??): The film project with the least information but Tony Jaa hinted at working with Jason Statham and a promotional poster was released at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival earlier this year. Read the latest news.
Untitled Hong Kong Project (20??): The action-thriller is expected to start filming in fall 2016 in China and Europe and stars Jason Statham as an expatriate Brit in Hong Kong who goes on the run with a high-level female Chinese agent to solve a kidnapping with global implications. Read more about it.
We cannot wait to see our favorite Brit back in action and to keep you up to date about all of his projects.
Thai martial artist and actor Tony Jaa recently did a Q&A on his official Facebook Page. While he couldn’t confirm anything official yet, he did mention doing a new film at the end of this year and working with Jason Statham on “High Value Target.”
Andrea Rupp Vilaychith: Will you be in any more American movies soon? We love our action movies! I do watch the thai ones too
Tony Jaa Official: Shooting one at the end of the year
William Smith: Hey Tony huge fan, I heard a rumor that u and Jason statham were doing a film together, is there any truth to this? I sure hope so. You are the most impressive all around fighter I have ever seen!!
Tony Jaa Official: Hmmm I did see a poster so …………….
JJ Aylyng: Do you have any upcoming films? Is it true that you are going to costar in a movie with Jason Statham?
Tony Jaa Official: wait and see
“High Value Target” is still under development and the film’s first promotional poster debuted at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival earlier this year.
The first poster of “High Value Target,” starring Jason Statham and Tony Jaa, has debuted at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. Thanks to Collider for the photo on the left.
According to IMDb, the project has been in development since June 2012. Rumors about Jason Statham’s involvement first surfaced back in February, and although there has been no official confirmation, the promotional poster has his name on it for a reason.