Look who’s coming to the big screen! Damn he actually looks good with a tache! Thanks to Gusnark for sending this along.
It appears to that they’ve made a move about Yamada Nagamasa, the Samurai of Ayuddhya. Ayuddhya is the ancient capital of Siam. If you ever make it to Thailand, I highly recommend you take a day trip to Ayuddhya. If you’ve got a little more time take the train to Sukhothai.
Ayuddhya in the late 1500′s and early 1600′s had a thriving foreign population. There were Chinese, Portuguese, French, Japanese, and Dutch as many as 40 different ethnic groups. The Japanese who had come to settle in Ayuddhya were there either because they were escaping religious persecution (catholic) or were Ronin (masterless Samurai).
In the early 1600′s the Thai King Prasat Thong, had employed up to eighty Samurai as his mercenaries. These mercenaries played key roles in the struggle for power and succession.
Based on this short clip I doubt that they’ll be much historical accuracy. It looks to me that their more interested in promoting this as an action flick.
Anyway, I’m glad Nong Sombat is making moves… I’d be lying if I didn’t say I wasn’t looking forward to him cracking some skulls in this upcoming max. Hopefully this movie will open up more opportunities for him. Maybe there is life after Max.