Bangkok Dangerous is a 2008 crime film written and directed by the Pang Brothers and starring Nicolas Cage. It is a remake of the Pangs' 1999 debut film of the same name, a Thai film for which Cage's production company, Saturn Films, purchased the remake rights. Known by its working title, Big Hit in Bangkok and also as Time to Kill, it began filming in Bangkok in August 2006, with locations that include Soi Cowboy. Hitman Joe (Nicolas Cage) goes to Bangkok on an assignment to kill four people. He hires pickpocket Kong (Shahkrit Yamnarm) as his assistant and meets a beautiful mute girl along the way. He breaks his own rule of not getting involved with people on his missions The film was financed by Initial Entertainment Group, with Lionsgate acquiring its North America distribution rights.