29 Nov – Having recently finished its run at local cinemas, "Paskal the Movie" is now aiming for international releases.
Director Adrian Teh revealed during the "Paskal the Movie" Appreciation Dinner held last evening that the Malaysian Navy-focused film already has its crosshairs locked on two new target markets.
Announcing that the movie is set to be released in Turkey and China next, Teh said that he and his teams are now in the process of finalising the movie's release in the aforementioned countries.
"For sure we are going to release in this two territories but it will take some time," said Teh.
"Paskal the Movie", which was made with full support from Tentera Laut Diraja Malaysia (TLDM), was launched in March this year. After about six months, it cruised onto the big screen nationwide on 27 September, where it stayed buoyant in the endless sea of newly-releasing movies until mid-November.
During its over 2 months run in local cinemas, the movie grossed RM30.5 million, easily making back its RM10 million production budget.
While Turkish and Chinese audiences still have a bit of a wait before catching the movie, fans in Malaysia can watch it again on the small screen since it is releasing on Astro First and will be available in DVD format from today onwards.
Those who have been holding their breaths for a sequel, however, might have an even longer wait as Teh is not planning on making one anytime soon.
"Paskal the Movie" follows Lieutenant Commander Arman Anwar, a Tentera Laut Diraja Malaysia (TLDM) Special Force PASKAL Operative, whose mother has always been bitter about his choices and predicaments after losing his father to the same cause. Just when he decides to ask for transfer, he finds himself involved in a life-changing mission.