Arclight Films is teaming up with Korea's Cineclick Asia to co-produceEkachai Uekrongtham's upcoming supernatural thriller The Coffin.
Based onUekrongtham's personal experiences in Thailand, the story centres on a youngman who faces a series of terrifying incidents after lying in a coffin for onenight, an old Thai custom that is meant to rid someone of bad luck.
Films andCineclick will serve as co-producers, with Cineclick handling sales for Asiaand Arclight taking on the rest of the world.
Also producingare TIFA, the production arm of Thai conglomerate GMM Grammy, and EkachaiUemkrongthem's Singapore-based Spicy Apple Films.
Filming is set tobegin in September in Thailand and North America.
"Ekachai is a very talented filmmaker asevidence by the success of [his directorial debut] Beautiful Boxer internationally, which we sold to overthirty territories worldwide," Arclight managing director Gary Hamilton said.
"I am confident The Coffin will be a repeat success. I am pleased tobe involved at an earlier stage of his film."
"I am thrilled to have two of theindustry's best players, Arclight and Cineclick, to work on financing on thisproject to handle