“The Protector” is the highly anticipated full bodied action film starring International Martial Arts superstar, Tony Jaa (“Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior”). His world shaped by ancient traditions, a young Thai fighter (Jaa) is called to defend his people and their honor after outsiders ruin all that is sacred. Fueled by desire to protect a way of life and avenge the wrong done to his family, he will bring the fight to their city.
ONG BAK made Tony Jaa a star, THE PROTECTOR will solidify his place among the action-hero elite. THE PROTECTOR reunites Jaa for the third time with the writer/director/producer of ONG BAK Prachya Pinkaew. In this relentless, fast paced action film spiced with Muay Thai moves, Kham’s (Jaa) life is turned upside down when a notorious Asian gang steals his family’s prized elephants, which were to be offered as a token of devotion to His Majesty the King of Thailand, and smuggles them to Australia. Kham must travel to a foreign land to unravel a conspiracy that will reach into the highest levels of the Australian government. With the help of a disgraced Thai-born police detective, he must reclaim his beloved animals and stay true to his heritage against almost impossible odds.