Primeworks Studios announced today that Dendam Pontianak, starring Nur Fazura and Remy Ishak will be theatrically released on 12 September 2019 in Malaysia.
This is the first distribution partnership between Singapore’s Tiger Tiger Pictures and Primeworks Studios.
Co-written and co-directed by Glen Goei and Gavin Yap, Dendam Pontianak is about a newly married couple, who’s life is shaken by the arrival of a vengeful Pontianak, forcing them down a dark path of betrayal, witchcraft and murder.
The Pontianak in Southeast Asian mythos refers to the vengeful spirit of a pregnant woman who died during childbirth. It is widely known as one of the most gruesome horror tales in Asian folklore but at its core, Dendam Pontianak is a tragic tale of love and loss.
Portrayed on a unique Asian canvas, audiences will be introduced to a completely new and intelligent take on the horror genre. With Dendam Pontianak, Goei and Yap pay homage to classical horror, but with a revisionist and contemporary spin.
“It has indeed been a pleasure and honour to have had the opportunity to work with this extraordinary cast and to have Primeworks Studios as our distributor partner. Their passion and ability to market unique films makes Primeworks an ideal home for us”, Glen Goei and Gavin Yap said in a joint statement.
Commenting on the announcement, Puan Nor Shahila Harun Shah, General Manager, Film and Drama, Primeworks Studios said “As we continue to expand our film marketing and distribution network, it’s essential that we build strong partnerships with regional filmmakers. We are excited to work with Tiger Tiger Pictures to bring their horror-romance film to the Malaysian audience and we can’t wait for the fans of the amazing cast and moviegoers to experience this highly anticipated film.”
Rounding up the cast are Hisyam Hamid, Shenty Feliziana, Nam Ron, Tony Eusoff, Nadiah M.Din, Wan Hanafi Su, Nadia Aqilah and Nik Harraz Danish.
The production crew consists of the best talents from the region including editor Lee Chatametikool (box office hit Shutter), sound designer Akritchalerm Kalayanamitr (Cannes Palme d’Or winner, Uncle Boomee Who Can Recall His Past Lives), visual consultant Christopher Doyle (In the Mood for Love) and upcoming Singaporean cinematographer Jon Keng.
The theme song for Dendam Pontianak, “Kasihku Selamanya” is sung by Dato’ Sri Siti Nurhaliza, with a haunting music video accompanying the film’s release. This is the first for Malaysia’s Queen of Pop to have a song for a horror feature film and recording was done about 3 months ago.
The song is composed by award-winning composer Aubrey Suwito with lyrics by Ad Samad. Dendam Pontianak, haunting cinemas in Malaysia from 12 September 2019. For more info and updates about Dendam Pontianak, follow the social media channels at: