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Skin Trade (2014)

 

in post-production


plot summary
A tough NY cop, Nick (Dolph Lundgren), runs afoul of the Russian mob engaged in human trafficking, and they end up killing his wife and daughter for revenge. Determined to make them pay, he follows the kingpin to Bangkok, the hub of their activities. He teams up w/ a Thai detective, Tony Jaa, and they decide to wipe out the entire organization and terminate their business entirely.

director/cast
 
Ekachai Uekrongtham Director
Dolph Lundgren Nick
Tony Jaa Tony
Ron Perlman Viktor
Michael Jai White Reed

genre Action / Thriller
budget $7,5M
production co(s) Thor Pictures / BMP Productions /SC Films
location(s) Bangkok, Thailand / Vancouver, Canada
writers Dolph Lundgren, Steven Elder, Gabriel Dowrick, John Hyams
producers Dolph Lundgren, Craig Baumgarten, Mike Selby

web links
Internet Movie Database - details
 
 

news & updates

March 2014

Wrapped principal photography

June 2013

Tony Jaa is cast as the co-star and Ekachai Uekrongtham (Beautiful Boxer) is hired as the director.

Summer 2012

Dolph pulls out of directing the picture and gets director John Hyams to do a polish of the script.

June 25, 2011

"that's a story that I came up with about five or six years ago... or maybe more. About human trafficking. Something I'm developing right now - I'd like to play the second lead and get somebody else to play the lead to get a little bit of a bigger budget. It's kind of a, it's like a Michael Mann movie where it's about some men who are mirror images of each other in some ways with the dark and the light and the good and the bad, that kind of thing. The plot is about human trafficking, where one guy... who is a cop who gets his family -- is hurt and damaged by some bad guys and they happen to be from Russia. And the other guy is kind of a mirror image and he's from Russia and he's already going through a lot of things that the American cop ends up going through in the first act of the picture - then they kind of end up joining forces in the second and third act. So I thought I would play the Russian - and I'll find an American actor for the other role. Try to get it done either this Fall or if I end up in The Expendables sequel then it will be next year." Dolph Lundgren for Hitrockbottom.org

April 3, 2011

"I’m trying to put that together and I’m talking to a couple of actors right now. I hope to get that together this year. I’m doing a couple of new movies over the next few months here, smaller roles as I said, and then there is ‘The Expendables 2’ which is coming up. In between all that I’m trying to work in ‘Skin Trade’. I would be playing a supporting role and directing, sort of throwing the ‘big job’ [Leading Role] on somebody else." Dolph Lundgren for Moviemavericks

October 14, 2010

"I’m writing a couple of scripts. There’s one I’m trying to finish up called “Skin Trade”; it’s about human trafficking. Hopefully, I’ll try to get a more famous actor as the lead, and I’d direct it and play the co-lead. Hopefully, I can get a bigger budget." Dolph Lundgren for Hollywood Reporter

April 9, 2010

"UNTITLED DOLPH LUNDGREN PROJECT

Pre-Production - Action/Adventure

Log Line:
In a race against time, a New York City cop must track down the human traffickers that murdered his wife and abducted his son.

Start of shooting : February, 2011" from Cinando

ARCLIGHT FILMS present a THOR PICTURES / BMP / PARADOX ENTERTAINMENTproduction an EKACHAI UEKRONGTHAM film DOLPH LUNDGREN TONY JAA "SKIN TRADE" RON PERLMAN MICHAEL JAI WHITE PETER WELLER CELINA JADE director of photgraphy MARC WINDON produced by CRAIG BAUMGARTEN DOLPH LUNDGREN FREDERIK MALMBERG written by DOLPH LUNDGREN & STEVEN ELDER, GABRIEL DOWRICK JOHN HYAMS directed by EKACHAI UEKRONGTHAM

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