is a 2008 crime film
written and directed by the Pang Brothers
, and starring Nicolas Cage
. It is a remake of the Pangs' 1999 debut film of the same name
, a Thai film
, for which Cage's production company, Saturn Films, purchased the remake rights. Known by its working title, Big Hit in Bangkok
, and also as Time to Kill
, it began filming in Bangkok
in August 2006, with locations that include Soi Cowboy
The film was financed by Initial Entertainment Group, with Lionsgate
acquiring its North America
distribution rights. The film was released in North America
on September 5, 2008.
Joe goes to Bangkok
for a month-long assignment, to kill four people for Bangkok ganglord Surat.
He hires pickpocket
Kong as his go-between, a condition of the contract being that the gang will never meet Joe. Contracts from the Bangkok gangsters go through Kong via a nightclub dancer, Aom, who becomes romantically involved with Kong.
Joe's first execution is done in traffic with him riding a bike and stopping in front of the car. He then shoots the target with a machine pistol. His second target is a gangster/sexual predator. Joe sneaks into the penthouse and kills the target by drowning him in the pool.
Originally he plans to kill Kong before he leaves but after Kong gives him information about the second target he begins to... Read More