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!