Monday, October 27, 2008

Coming Soon is coming sooner

I was mightly confused when I saw that GMM Tai Hub's upcoming new thriller Coming Soon was getting a "world premiere" at the American Film Market on November 7. Compounding this confusion was a Thai movie poster that listed a November 13 release date.

But then other posters were listing an October 30 release, which made a hell of a lot more sense, since Halloween weekend would be a prime time for this very scary looking horror film to be released, and with no other local horror films set to open that day, well, it would be silly if GTH didn't release Coming Soon then.

So Coming Soon is being released in Thailand on October 30 -- this Thursday. It's still making its "world premiere" at the American Film Market, but that's just a marketing gimmick, producer Yongyoot Thongkongtoon told me on Friday night at the opening of the World Film Festival of Bangkok.

The hotly anticipated directorial debut by Shutter and Alone co-writer Sophon Sakdaphisit, Coming Soon stars "Ter" Chantavit Dhanasevi from Hormones.

He's a down-on-his-luck guy named Shane who sees a movie that leaves him unsettled. There's a girl who hangs herself in the film, and Shane then starts seeing that girl's ghost around. Pressure is put on him by some threatening sorts who want Shane to steal the movie from the theater. And Shane's girlfriend gets mixed up in the plot somehow. Great visuals include the hanging ghost girl ripping off her jaw. Yikes!

The international English-subtitled trailer is at YouTube and I've embedded it above.

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