Sunday, April 28, 2013

Showdown: The Movie

Yes, the word is out. My latest screenplay that will go into production soon is "Showdown: The Movie" (working title, of course). And yes, it IS based on the dance reality show on 8TV, but this is not a docu-drama, but a full-fledged feature film using the popular series as the backdrop for a fictional story.

The idea for it came sometime back, but after discussions with my Primeworks and Grand Brilliance mates, I actually sat down to write it in October last year. It took me one and a half months to finish the first draft and to date, I have done four different rewrites and updates.



The film will be directed by Khai Bahar, with Showdown the series's executive producer Sunil Kumar being a big part of the whole set-up. Renowned choreographer Pat Ibrahim is also onboard and it will be shot in Penang and KL.


Things are really getting exciting now as last week, we held auditions at Sri Pentas 2, mainly to find dancers and crews. And we had some powerhouses and familiar names coming over to be a part of this historic film (yes I'm hyping this baby up really good!).




We've also confirmed some of the leads for the film but really, it's not easy finding the right talents for this, the major question being; do we hire actors who can dance, or dancers who can act?

A second round of auditions will be held next week, so spread the word if you know of people who would be perfect for this!

I'll be away for close to two weeks starting Tuesday, but will post more exciting updates when I get back. See ya till then!

9 comments:

Inchik Kerol said...

yaaa..setelah beberapa lm aku dgr rumor nie..akhirnya..Step Up malaysia muncul jua!!!! moga dia dpt jd satu legasi mcm step up nant...gudluk!!!

Anonymous said...

Izara Aishah all the wayyyy..hope she will be the main actress..and the hero must be good also.. tough, handsome and a good dancer! imagine showdown the movie like the step up series..will be awesome!

M.Zul said...

Thanks :)

Harapan saya pun macam tu! Kita memang ramai talent, dan diharapkan filem ini akan bawak diaorang ke pentas dunia!

Jazmin Azad said...

After few days of shooting in Penang, showdown is one m high profile film, coz the making pun awesome dah n me mr kadir manager of battle crew proud to be one of the main cast... God bless showdown. Azad jazmin

Jazmin Azad said...

Assalamualaikum, I'm one of the main cast for showdown,to be honest after done shooting kat Penang baru ni, I'm proudly to say that showdown is my most high profile movie.. Thanks gb, thanx m zul.. Masa ni ah we can prove to world that our b boy is dope, Ada class... Let's wait n see Malaysian, our battle crew, extremencrew.......

M.Zul said...

Thanks Azad! Ramai dah tak sabar. You guys are doing great. Hope the film will go international. see you soon :)

LiYaNa2709 said...

Bila!!!!???

M.Zul said...

Bila ditayangkan? Tahun depan

Anonymous said...

jangan lupa saksikan showdown the movie nanti....mantapppp

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