Indomina Releasing has acquired U.S. rights to Johnny Tri Nguyen’s actioner “Clash”, aka “Bay Rong”. If the name doesn’t sound familiar, Johnny Trí Nguyen, a former Hollywood stuntman turned Vietnamese filmmaker, gave us 2006’s “The Rebel”, which co-starred Dustin Nguyen. “The Rebel” was a pretty kickass ass kicking movie, and from what I’ve seen of it so far, “Clash” seems to be just as action-packed.
“CLASH is a heart-pounding, martial arts, shoot-em up film that brings Vietnamese action cinema to the front stage,” said Singh Mann. “The film exemplifies the Indomina brand, and we are excited to showcase exceptional filmmaking coming from Vietnam.”
CLASH follows Trinh (Ngô Thanh Vân), a mercenary, assigned to recover a stolen hard drive containing codes to Vietnam’s first satellite, the VINASAT.1. She creates an ensemble of specialists, Quan (Johnny Trí Nguyễn) and Cang (Lâm Minh Thang), to regain control of the hard drive before it is sold to the Chinese Triad. Lies and betrayal unfold as Trinh uncovers the truth behind her squad. Who can she trust?
CLASH opened in Vietnam with great box office success, earning over $1 Million U.S., making it the country’s highest grossing film in 2009. The film was released under the title “Bayrong” in Vietnam.
No word on a release date yet, though it’ll probably be a limited theatrical run (at best) followed by a wide DVD release (most likely).
Here’s a trailer: