Magazine article Screen International

Khoo Fills Urn, Engages Apprentice

Magazine article Screen International

Khoo Fills Urn, Engages Apprentice

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Gorylah Pictures, one of two production labels run by Singapore filmmaker and Asian Film Awards jury president Eric Khoo, is joining forces with Clover Films and MM2 Entertainment to co-produce supernatural thriller Inside The Urn (working title), to be directed by Gilbert Chan.

The three companies previously collaborated on Chan's hit horror film 23:59. His new project, scripted by Tan Fong Cheng, tells the story of a family haunted by a small child spirit, known in South-East Asia as a Toyol, which has been invoked by witch doctor from a dead human foetus.

"As a child I was always fascinated and intrigued by the concept of the Toyol," said Khoo. "It has taken me years to develop this film and I just can't wait to watch it now."

Production is scheduled to start in June this year for year-end theatrical release in Singapore and Malaysia. …

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