With Water for Elephants hitting theatres this weekend, it seems like an ideal time to debut a trailer for another elephant-related movie. At least you’ll be sure to capture the attention of all the many elephant enthusiasts out there, right? To be honest, I’m not sure if Elephant White actually has anything to do with elephants, but somehow I am not surprised that this one is directed by the same guy who brought us Ong-Bak and The Protector. They sure do love their elephants over there in Thailand.
Elephant White is the English language debut of Prachya Pinkaew, but if you were hoping for another ass-kicking martial arts film starring Tony Jaa or JeeJa Yanin, you might want to lower your expectations. Instead you get Djimon Hounsou playing a hitman with a conscience named Curtie Church, and Kevin Bacon putting on a hilarious accent as arms dealer Jimmy the Brit. The movie is produced by Millennium Films (The Expendables, The Mechanic, Drive Angry 3D) who kinda specialize in b-grade action flicks, but this seems a bit questionable even for them. What do you think, could this still end up being dumb fun? Elephant White will be released direct to DVD on May 17; check out the trailer after the jump.