‘SPL 3′ (aka Sha Po Lang 3, Kill Zone 3 or whatever you want to call it) is happening!

"SPL 3" Teaser Poster

“SPL 3” Teaser Poster

Following SPL 2’s box office success, the possibility of an SPL 3 was inevitable – in fact, it’s in stone! According Twitchfilm, producer Paco Wong (Zombie Fight Club) announced that the next installment in the SPL franchise, titled S.P.L 3: War Needs Lord, has already been green-lit.

The original SPL (aka Sha Po Lang) – helmed by Wilson Yip (Bio-Zombie), which was released in North America under the title Kill Zonehelped provide a boost to Donnie Yen’s and Sammo Hung’s popularity before they collaborated again three years later on 2008’s Ip Man. Even with a Category III rating (essentially the Chinese equivalent of the NC-17), SPL proved successful in Hong Kong theaters.

The sequel, SPL 2, directed by Soi Cheang (Accident), starred Tony Jaa (Skin Trade), Wu Jing (Wolf Warrior), Louis Koo (Flash Point), Simon Yam (Cyprus Tigers) and Zhang Jin (Rise of the Legend). Despite the absence of Yen, SPL 2 was both a critical and financial success.

For SPL 3, Soi Cheang (The Monkey King) and producer Wilson Yip (Ip Man 3) are returning as director and producer, respectively. There are currently no additional details at the moment, but we’ll be sure to keep you informed. For now, be sure to read our review for SPL 2.

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13 Responses to ‘SPL 3′ (aka Sha Po Lang 3, Kill Zone 3 or whatever you want to call it) is happening!

  1. Matthew S. says:

    Man… I hope this is true. And I assume by “thematic sequel” they mean it will have the same theme with the chinese stars, Sha, Po, and Lang.
    Because in the first one “…the film title Sha Po Lang is derived from three malignant stars from Chinese astrology, and they represent the personalities of the three leading roles, Seven Kills, Destructive General and Avaricious Wolf denote obliteration, aggressive competition, and greed respectively, but they aren’t necessarily malignant stars. The alignment of the three stars under certain circumstances may lead to some unexpected, wondrous occurrence.”

  2. DiP says:

    It hasn’t been confirmed yet whether or not Donnie will make the movie. I will look out for news on this matter if it’s official or just pure “attachment” to a project.

  3. Tien Kwon says:

    I heard the news on Twitch, so they are going to make it. I’m sure the first person they will ask is Donnie.

    Dang, I didn’t hear anything about the Tony Jaa rumor. Where did you guys find this info? Man, it would be extra awesome to see Jaa in SPL2. Back when Ong Bak came out, Donnie made his voice heard about that film, and I sensed a little jealousy. His answer back was SPL, one of his best film in a long time. I even bought it on DVD, after buying two different versions of Ong Bak. lol

  4. big fan says:

    I hope they get the movie made I’m crossing my fingers

  5. zahid ali says:

    without donnie yen there will be no charm in the movie, though tony jaa, wu jing and sammo hung will be in spl 2.

  6. Tien Kwon says:

    Talk about a dream come true. It’s still hard to believe Tony Jaa is really gonna do SPL2 with those HK filmmakers. And that picture, omg please pinch me… It really is Jaa himself in the same room as those guys. I never thought I would see Tony Jaa around guys like Wu Jing and Ken Lo. Call it Asian Unity. With the great Sammo Hung and Simon Yam back too, I can’t wait to see it. Maybe if they do a part 3, Donnie Yen might come back lol.

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  10. Vamp says:

    Let’s understand something first SPL2 is not a sequel but a prequel to the original film …

  11. GARY says:

    I just saw a new vid from PPTV China the movie is going to be released 08 June, 2015 with lots of actions. Wu Jing even said that the last scenes he received 500 kicks! Tony Jaa said ” it is a difficult movie but fun!”

  12. Jerry Johnson says:

    I’m confused. Is this still happening? I’m pretty sure Paradox is SPL 3 and it wasn’t very good.

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