Beautiful Boxer director Ekachai Uekrongtham is to start filming his next project, The Coffin, in December. So says The Nation's Soopsip column (print only).
The film is backed the Hong Kong-Asian Financial Film Forum and Rotterdam's Hubert Bals Fund, which has chipped in 10,000 euros (Bt500,000).
That, says producer Pantham Thongsang (director of Ai-Fak), will nicely offset an expected budget of 100 million baht, and further co-investment is coming from South Korea and Hollywood, though he’s tight-lipped about those details.
Based on (what else?) Thai superstition, the story centers on a young man who faces a series of terrifying incidents after spending a night in a coffin in the hopes it would end his bad luck.
(Cross-published at Rotten Tomatoes)