Maybe that's just my cynical side thinking out loud. To give them credit, the Weinsteins did release The Protector wide last fall -- trying to build on Magnolia's work in distributing Ong Bak, which also featured action star Tony Jaa -- and perhaps they felt the modest financial returns ($12,044,087, per Box Office Mojo) did not justify their investment, making them gun-shy for the future. From the looks of the smashing trailer, Invisible Target will be packed with flying stunts, explosions and angry young men. Nicholas * Tse, Wu Jing (who really knows his martial arts), Shawn Yue and Jaycee Chan (Jackie's son) star. Invisible Target is coming out soon in Mainland China, Malaysia and Singapore; it opens in Hong Kong this Friday, July 19. As already complained about above, we'll have to wait to see it in North America.
* Corrected. Thanks to commenter xxdeucexx for pointing out my misspelling.--PM