In the horror film, an unsuccessful man in Taipei attempts suicide only to wake up in the body of a coma victim in Bangkok with a stable job, a healthy body and a beautiful wife. Two souls compete for control of the body that is developing supernatural powers over life and death.
The feature was shot in February on location in both countries on a budget of $900,000. Currently in post-production, the film will be theatrically released in early 2008 through co-producers Right Beyond Films (Thailand) and Sky Films Entertainment (Taiwan).
Sky Films is the production company of Taiwan's Eric Liang who produced Tsai Ming-liang's Goodbye Dragon Inn and Lee Kang-sheng's The Missing in 2003. His recent productions Falling In Love and Do Over screened at the Critics Week of the Venice Film Festival. Sky Films distributed Thai horror 13 in April in Taiwan.
Liang first approached Right Beyond with the film's concept and developed the first draft of the script. Right Beyond's in-house producer Somdej Lertliangchai expanded the role of the female lead, adapted the story to better reflect Thai customs and took the film in a more commercial direction to appeal to the company's regular buyers.
Film stars Taiwan's Kenji Wu as the coma victim. Thai supermodel Pitchanart Sakhakorn co-stars as the wife, affirming her position as Thailand's leading actress in the horror genre following recent roles in The Victim, Black Night and Rahtree Returns.
Film is directed by Thiwa Meyathaisong whose credits include Ghost Delivery (2003), The Sisters (2004) and Happy Inn (2005). Kuang Sheng and Lin Tzu-liang co-directed the Taiwan portion of the shoot with Meyathaisong.
New Hong Kong-based sales company FX Entertainment will share sales duties at markets later this year.