Is the new Jon Foo film, Bangkok Revenge, set to be the best martial arts movie since the Tony Jaa movie Ong-Bak? That's what Karate Bushido magazine is saying!
Directed by Jean-Marc Mineo, Bangkok Revenge stars Jon Foo, an Irish-Chinese actor who began his martial arts training in London before moving to Hong Kong to work with the Jackie Chan stunt team and Yuen Woo-ping.
Jon Foo (born Jonathan Patrick Foo, 30 October 1982) is an English actor, martial artist and stuntman of mixed Chinese and Irish descent.
Jon Foo previously appeared in The Protector with Tony Jaa, as well as Tekken, Universal Soldiers: Regeneration, Street Fighter: Legacy and Rebirth.
In Bangkok Revenge, Jon Foo plays a character named Manit, who witnesses the murder of his parents when he's 10 years old.
The criminals attempt to kill the boy by shooting him in the head, but he survives.
However, the resulting damage to his brain leaves him unable to experience normal human emotions.
A martial arts master takes in the youth and mentors him. Twenty years later, his combat skills honed to a fine edge, Manit returns to the scene of the crime in search of justice.
Jon was born and raised in London to a Chinese father from Singapore, and an Irish mother from England. His siblings include a younger sister and two half-sisters from his father's side. His family constantly moved as he grew up. His father practices karate and his mother practices judo. He started learning kung fu when he was eight years old, though he began serious training for wushu when he was 15. He currently lives in Los Angeles.
Acting and stunt career
Being a practitioner of Wushu, he has starred in Tom-Yum-Goong (US title: The Protector), Batman Begins, House of Fury, Left for Dead, and Life (Shi cha qi xiao shi). He also does stunts for other actors. He is best known for playing the role of Jin Kazama in the 2010 live action film Tekken. He also received a role as Ryu in the short film Street Fighter: Legacy.
He also starred in Universal Soldier: Regeneration (2010) as one of the first generation soldiers. He is set to appear in a Thai martial arts-basketball film Fireball Begins, which is a prequel to the first film, Fireball.