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  • Korean, American and Indonesian Production Companies Team Up
  • by KIM Su-bin /  Oct 31, 2018
  • CJ Entertainment and US-based Ivanhoe Pictures will co-produce 3 films from Indonesian director Joko ANWAR



    Korean studio CJ Entertainment, Hollywood-based Ivanhoe Pictures, and Indonesian film companies Base Entertainment and Rapi Films will work together on the next three movies from Joko ANWAR. The films resulting from the co-production deal between the four entities will be Impetigore, The Vow and Ghost in the Cell. Joko ANWAR, the most well-known Indonesian director in the world, will helm these three projects which are based on his own original screenplays. His latest film, Satan’s Slaves was produced by CJ Entertainment and Rapi Films. It attracted 4.2 million spectators in Indonesia, thus becoming the fifth best-selling local film in Indonesia as the most successful horror film to date, and also found commercial success in other countries of the region.

    According to Ivanhoe Pictures president and CEO John PENOTTI, “This marks the first partnership between U.S., Indonesian and Korean filmmakers with the purpose of collaborating on local-language films”. He added, “Combining expertise of established international production companies like Ivanhoe and CJ Entertainment with that of the skilled local entities Base Entertainment and Rapi Films – which have a vital understanding of Indonesian audiences and the rapidly expanding market – is an exciting venture for our collective companies.” Ivanhoe Pictures has recently co-produced the Warner Bros. hit romantic comedy Crazy Rich Asians and teamed with Blumhouse Productions and Phantom Films to co-produce the Hindi-language Netflix original series Ghoul.
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