Saturday, December 23, 2006

What's Next?

A 13-EPISODE TV series, back-to-school range and a monthly-edition comic book. These are some of the plans that have been lined up by KRU Films Sdn Bhd for its record-breaking feature film debut, Cicakman.

GROWING up, actor-singer Yusry Abdul Halim was a huge fan of Superman. The actor tells FARIDUL ANWAR FARINORDIN that he had always dreamed he would make a movie about an ordinary-looking guy with secret superhuman abilities. Well, he finally made it... his feature film directorial debut, Cicakman, opened nationwide early this month. Q: With 500 CGI (computer-generated imagery) shots, the film broke new ground for a local movie. How do you feel about that?

CICAKMAN Directed by Yusry Abdul Halim Starring Saiful Apek, Fasha Sandha, Aznil Nawawi, Yasmin Hani, AC Mizal, Adlin Aman Ramlie, THE only good thing about this movie is Yusry's tireless dedication in pushing the art of local movie-making - the technical aspects - to another level. And he did a commendable job.

KRU's Yusry Abdul Halim talks about his experience directing his first film, Cicakman, and what it takes for CGI movies to flourish in Malaysia. Yusry Abdul Halim, a.k.a. Yusry KRU, will finally realise his lifelong dream of making a film with computer-generated image (CGI) elements.

Cicakman (pronounced chee-chuck-man) is the first Malaysian comedy-superhero movie that created with almost 40% of CGI. It stars Malaysian comedian Saiful Apek. The name "Cicakman" literallly translates to "Gekko-man"