Malaysia rallies international team for 'Tombiruo'

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Seth Larney and Nasir Jani will co-direct the action thriller.

Australian VFX supervisor Seth Larney (X-Men Origins: Wolverine) and Malaysia’s Nasir Jani are co-directing Malaysian action thriller Tombiruo, based on the best-selling novel by Ramlee Awang Murshid.

Produced by Malaysia’s Astro Shaw, Ideate Media, Karangkraf and Layar Sunan, the film has also tapped Us-based 42 Entertainment to work on character design. 42 Entertainment has created games and immersive experiences for Us studio movies including Pirates Of The Caribbean, The Dark Knight and Tron Legacy.

According to Astro Shaw vice president, business development, Najwa Abu Bakar, the movie is being positioned for audiences beyond Malaysia, with the mix of Us, Australian and Southeast Asian talent.

“Given the increasingly international appeal of our recent movies such as The Journey, Polis Evo, OlaBola and the multi-territory co-production of Apichatpong Weeraseethakul’s Cemetery Of Splendour, we continue to also nurture local creative and production talents and work alongside international production teams,” Abu Bakar
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