Magazine article Screen International

Aoyama to Direct Japanese-Malaysian Co-Production

Magazine article Screen International

Aoyama to Direct Japanese-Malaysian Co-Production

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Set in Malaysia, the film tells the story of a Japanese couple who set up home on a plantation and find themselves attacked by supernatural phenomena.

The cast will be primarily Japanese with a mixed Japanese-Malaysian crew. Financing will be split evenly between Japanese and Malaysian investors. Empire Film Solution will handle distribution in Malaysia, while Japanese production company Roads To Shangri-La Inc has signed on as an investor in Japan.

ColorBird Inc will handle international sales outside Malaysia. Principal photography is scheduled to start in early 2016.

"We're very excited to be working on this film project with Barnet Books. Its unique and original premise is not just intriguing but coupled with Aoyama's direction should be a vision that is both distinctive yet commercially accessible," said ColorBird Inc CEO Yasushi Miyamae

Barnet Books head of content Rahmat Adam said: "Yasushi and I have been yearning to work together for a years on a film project and this horror film is a perfect vehicle for both of our companies. …

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