Friday, November 19, 2004

What's next for Ekachai?

Beautiful Boxer director Ekachai Uekrongtham might be Thai, but he's based in Singapore, where he runs a theater company.

He's planning to do more films, though, according to Singapore's New Paper.

He said he has received scripts from Hollywood for his directing consideration, but he is still waiting for the right one.

Ekachai will be starting work on his next film - a martial arts adventure based in Thailand and Tokyo - next year.

The lead actor will again be Asanee Suwan [star of Beautiful Boxer], and Ekachai is also contemplating writing a small role which will involve sword-fighting, for aspiring actress Nong Toom.

And after the success of his debut feature film, is there pressure to do even better with his next film?

He replied: 'There will always be pressure. The pressure is not to win awards, but to make a movie that will mean something to the audience.'

(Cross-published at Rotten Tomatoes)

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