If you’ve ever wanted to see The Punisher, RoboCop, Hellboy and Spawn together in a film then Skin Trade will probably be the closest you’ll ever get to seeing that epic cheese dream fantasy coming true. Alongside former Punisher, Dolph Lundgren, Peter Weller (RoboCop), Michael Jai White (Spawn) and Ron Perlman (Hellboy) appear in action revenge flick, Skin Trade. For good measure, the man who laughs at Newton’s theory of gravity, Tony Jaa (the Punisher…of Elephant thieves) co-leads the picture with Lundgren. For even further good measure, fans of the recent Arrow series will recognise Celina Jade who also stars in this.
Lundgren plays a New York detective whose family gets killed by a Serbian mobster (Perlman) who runs a sex trafficking ring. Lundgren follows them to Bangkok and ends up reluctantly teaming up with local cop Jaa, who has his own personal reasons for wanting to put an end to the ring.
Directed by Thai art-house director Ekachai Uekrongtham, with Ben Nott (Daybreakers) on director of photography duties, Skin Trade has just wrapped in Thailand after two months of shooting, with a further couple of weeks left to film in Vancouver. Despite the fact it’s still being shot, it seems that they (Jaa in particular) can’t wait to get footage out with a very early, but impressive teaser being released, which teases the prospect of not only a mano-a-mano between Lundgren and Jaa, but also Michael Jai White vs. Jaa.
Skin Trade should start trading early next year.