Friday, March 27, 2009

Slice to test the censors

Following up on news from Filmart, Kongkiat Khomsiri, director of Muay Thai Chaiya and co-director of Art of the Devil 2 and 3 started shooting his latest project Slice on Tuesday.

According to a video report by MCOT from the pre-production prayer ritual, the makers of Slice hope that it will be a test of the forthcoming film-ratings regulations, which are due to be enacted in May, just to see what the censors will allow.

Five Star is hoping to have the film wrapped up by June.

The crime-thriller stars the current leading man of the moment, “Pe” Arak Amornsupasiri. He made his big-screen debut in GTH's 2007 horror film Body #19, followed by last year's weepy romance Rak/Sam/Sao, and he's currently in cinemas starring in GTH's hit romantic drama, Best of Times (Kwaam Jam San Dtae Rak Chan Yaao). He also acts in soap operas and plays guitar in an indie rock band called Slur.

For this movie Pe says he will likely have to cut his hair, instead of tucking his long frizzled locks underneath a wig like he did for Best of Times.

The cast also features veteran actor "Nok" Chatchai Plengpanich and Sonthaya Chitmanee, the good buddy from Muay Thai Chaiya.

Slice is about a guy named Tai, an ex-hitman who the police turn to for help in solving a case of serial killings in which the victims are "severed".

The Thai title is Chuean (เฉือน), which means the same thing as the English title.

Slice is co-scripted by Wisit Sasanatieng, who's returning the favor of Kongkiat writing the script for Wisit's old-timey ghost drama The Unseeable.

(Via Daily Xpress, MCOT, SiamZone)

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