Thursday, March 27, 2014

GTH deals Teacher's Diary, Laddaland in Hong Kong

Film studio GTH is at the Hong Kong International Film Festival's FilMart, and it has made distribution deals for its latest movie The Teacher’s Diary (คิดถึงวิทยา, Khid Thueng Wittaya) and sold remake rights to the hit horror Laddland to India.

According to Film Business Asia, The Teacher's Diary has been sold to distributors in Indonesia and Singapore.

Directed by Nithiwat Tharatorn (Season's Change, Dear Galileo), The Teacher's Diary stars popular talent-show winner (and Broadway hopeful) Sukrit “Bie The Star" Wisetkaew. In what's being billed as his debut film role, he plays a young man who takes a job as a teacher at a rural school on a houseboat. Feeling lonely after he's cut off from such modern conveniences as 24-hour electricity, smartphones and the Internet, his only solace is the diary of his predecessor ("Ploy" Chermarn Boonyasak).

Released last week, The Teacher's Diary has been No. 1 in Thai cinemas, with earnings of more than 30 million baht, according to Film Biz Asia.

You can read more about the movie in an article in The Nation.

There's also an English-subtitled trailer (embedded below).

Apart from The Teacher's Diary, Film Business Asia also reports that GTH has sold Hindi-language remake rights the 2011 horror hit Laddaland (ลัดดาแลนด์). It goes to "an as-yet-unnamed Indian company" and marks the second time GTH has sold remake rights to India, the other being for 2007's Siamese twin thriller Alone.

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