Magazine article Screen International

Film Asia Launches Zombie, 3D Hunter at Busan Market

Magazine article Screen International

Film Asia Launches Zombie, 3D Hunter at Busan Market

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Start-up Hong Kong production and sales outfit, Film Asia Entertainment, is unveiling a slate of new product at the Asian Film Market, headed by Malaysian 3D thriller The Hunter and Joe Chien's zombie movie Zombie 108.

Directed by Bjarne Wong, The Hunter was shot entirely in 3D with Red cameras in the Borneo jungle on a budget of $2m (RM6m). The story follows a documentary film crew who head into the jungle and come face-to-face with tribal headhunters.

Produced by Malaysia's Asia Entertainment Media (AEM), the mixed English and Cantonese-language film is currently in post-production for release next summer. The pan-Asian cast includes Malaysian star Sharifah Amani, China's Rocky Lou, Korea's Harisu and Taiwanese diva Tavani Hu.

Chien's Zombie 108, one of Film Asia's own productions, is also in post-production. Billed as the first Chinese movie to combine scenes of the apocalypse with zombies, the film depicts the city of Taipei overrun with the living dead after a nuclear disaster in nearby Japan. The cast includes Taiwanese veteran Jack Kao, Yvonne Yao, Morris Rong and Dennis To. …

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