October 12, 2008 – “Cicakman 2 – Planet Hitam” successfully held its World Premiere on October 5, 2008 at the 13th Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF) in Busan, Korea.
The world pemiere was well received by the 200 audience of film distributors and enthusiasts. During the Film Appreciation – Question and Answer Session, Yusry Abdul Halim (the director of “Cicakman 2 – Planet Hitam”) was kept busy fielding numerous questions from the crowd, however this interesting comment from a Korean participant is worthy of mention,
“I have never watched a Malaysian film before and I thoroughly enjoyed the movie. Are all Malaysian movies of this standard, especially the visual effects?”
This comment further reinforces the strength of KRU Studios in the visual effects and CGI arena, a strength that strengthens KRU Studios potential to successfully market its products like “Cicakman 2 – Planet Hitam” not only in the local market but also internationally. Capitalising on this, KRU Studios is in negotiations with various parties to distribute “Cicakman 2 – Planet Hitam” in other counties including but not limited to Sweden, South Korea, Japan, China, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.
Apart from promoting “Cicakman 2 – Planet Hitam”, KRU Studios was also approached by various parties for the co-production of motion pictures, as well as USD 2.5 million funding of Asian films to be produced by KRU.
“Cicakman 2 – Planet Hitam”, a RM2.5 million production will be screened on December 11, 2008 in more than 60 cinemas nationwide in Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei. The theatrical release date in Indonesia will be announced soon.
For more information, please visit www.cicakman.com