Must Watch: Official Trailer for Prachya Pinkaew's Chocolate
As a small deviation from all of our Sundance coverage and because today is a holiday, I thought I'd feature the new trailer for Prachya Pinkaew's Chocolate. Pinkaew is a Thai filmmaker who previously brought us Ong Bak with Tony Jaa. This is his latest film, about an autistic girl who turns out to be a badass martial artist. It's been playing at film festivals for a while and we've written about it numerous times, so it's great to finally see an official trailer for it from IGN. It's finally hitting theaters in February so this is the last straw. Check it out and if you think it looks good, be sure to catch it in theaters in a few weeks.
Watch the official trailer for Chocolate:
Chocolate is directed by Thai filmmaker Prachya Pinkaew, of Tony Jaa's Ong Bak and The Protector previously. The screenplay was written by Chukiat Sakveerakul (13 Beloved, Body #19) and Nepalee Sakweerakul. The film stars martial arts newcomer Nicharee "Jeeja" Vismistananda. Chocolate first opened in theaters in Thailand this February and played at the Toronto Film Festival and Fantastic Fest this year as well. Magnet Releasing will debut Chocolate in limited theaters starting on February 6th, 2009.