Thursday, November 10, 2005
AFM update: GTH sells films to France
The horror! GTH has sold the suspense films, Alone and Dorm to Wild Side Films in France, Kaiju Shakedown reports. It's news that is slowly leaking from the American Film Market, where GTH has set up shop to try and sell five of its films.
Alone is the followup to last year's box-office smash Shutter, directed by Parkpoom Wongpoom and Banjong Pisanthanakun, and it goes into production in March 2006 with a Korean lead actress, Kaiju says.
Dorm is the first solo project from another one of the six Fan Chan directors, Songyos Sugmakanan, and it stars Charlie Trairat, the young male lead from Fan Chan. Folks out there in the Asian film blogosphere are more cautious about this one, with Twitch comparing it to Devil's Backbone and Kaiju Shakedown saying it "sounds like a Thai version of the Korean girls school ghost flicks."
Also coming in 2006 from GTH is Body by Prajitpol Tangsritrakul. "Can you make one body disappear?" begs the teaser on the poster. What's better is this bit from the synopsis: "But what will happen if one person believes that he can destroy every molecule of a human’s body within 2 hours just by using a 10 cm long scalpel just for the sake of proving that he can." Ick.
Shifting gears, GTH also is trying sell the funny and sweet rom-com, Dear Dakanda as well as the family comedy, Oops ... There's Dad, which ran earlier this year as Wai Ounlawon: 30 Years Later.
(Cross-published at Rotten Tomatoes)