BANGKOK — Like in many ‘80s action films, it’s the story of a bygone master who’s laid down his weapons in seek of peaceful pursuits.
Except this time, it seems Steven Seagal won’t be forced into the reluctant hero role to battle injustice when he returns to film something in Thailand.
Seagal, 64, paid visit to the junta-appointed reform council in Bangkok today to express his desire to make not just one, but two, movies about Thailand and its culture, according to the body’s deputy chairman, Alongkorn Pollabutr.
“He intends to make two films using locations in Thailand,” Alongkorn of the National Reform Steering Assembly told reporters. “It will be a public relations effort for beautiful Thailand, such as its locations, cultures, arts and martial arts.”
Alongkorn said promoting Thailand through foreign films is consistent with his agency’s strategy to improve the national creative economy.