Malaysia’s KRU Studios has appointed Los Angeles-based Epic Pictures as its sales agent for its slate of international feature films.

KRU’s slate, which has a combined budget of around $30m, comprises six projects to be produced over the next three years. Details have yet to be announced.

“The appointment of Epic Pictures was a result of our experience whereby Epic successfully closed pre-sales for our feature film entitled Deadline in around 30 countries,” said KRU Studios president Norman Abdul Halim.

Starring Brittany Murphy, psychological thriller Deadline was shot in the US while visual effects were carried out in Malaysia under the supervision of visual effects director Yusry Abdul Halim.

Currently KRU Studios is in the process of completing a project entitled The Malay Chronicles, a special effects-heavy epic using similar methods to US action epics films such as 300.

KRU is also opening HD-equipped production and post-production facilities in January 2010, including video post-editing, colour grading, 3D animation and visual effects, sound facilities and two sound stages on a 15-acre backlot.

The new facilities are located in Cyberjaya, in Malaysia’s multimedia super corridor, about 50km south of Kuala Lumpur.