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Astro Shaw ups ante with production, pickups

30 March 2011

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Astro Shaw ups ante with production, pickups

Malaysian film and TV conglomerate Astro Shaw has picked up rights in several territories to upcoming action film Bunohan (formerly Bunga Lalang). It has also backed supernatural horror Nuptials of the Dead.

Bunohan is written and directed by Dain Iskandar Said with Nandita Solomon producing and Los Angeles-based Tim Kwok of Convergence Entertainment as executive producer.

Styled in the vein of Thailand’s Ong-Bak and Indonesia’s Merantau, Bunohan (which translates into English as Return to Murder) is an action drama featuring three estranged brothers ““ an assassin, a businessman and a kickboxer – who plot against each other without knowing each other’s true identities.

The cast includes Faizal Hussein, Hasnul Rahmat and Zahiril Adzim as well as local martial arts stars.

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via Film Business Asia

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