Magazine article Screen International

Malaysian Hit 'Tombiruo' Gets Sales Partner Ahead of Franchise Push (Exclusive)

Magazine article Screen International

Malaysian Hit 'Tombiruo' Gets Sales Partner Ahead of Franchise Push (Exclusive)

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AMP International moves for Malaysian box office hit.

Ideate Media, producers of BBC America and Netflix series Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, are teaming with international sales outfit AMP International to sell rights to Malaysian box office hit Tombiruo.

Tombiruo

The two companies will also look to sell sequel, TV and remake rights to the action-adventure film, which is tracking to become one of the highest-grossing Malaysian films ever.

Currently in wide release in Malaysia, Brunei, and Singapore, the film is based on the novels by Malaysian author Ramlee Awang Murshid, and tells the story of the title character who, after being cast out at birth due to a facial deformity, is raised deep in the jungles of Borneo by a hermit where he assumes supernatural powers even as loggers threaten to destroy his home.

The film is the feature directorial debut of Australian special effects professional Seth Larney, whose VFX credits include X Men Origins: Wolverine and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader. …

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