Source: Neramitnung Film

‘Leio: The Terrible Giant’

UK sales outfit SC Films International has snapped up English-language remake rights to Thai monster film Leio: The Terrible Giant and will introduce the project to buyers at Busan’s ACFM.

The company has acquired the remake rights from Thailand’s Neramitnung Film and will be speaking with potential producing partners at the Asian Contents and Film Market later this week as well as the American Film Market (AFM) in November.

The adventure comedy follows a once-famous singer who returns to his hometown to take part in a water field drilling contest, hoping to win a large cash prize. But what the contestants do not realise is that a mysterious beast lurks underground.

The Thai feature was directed by visual effects specialist Chalit Krileadmongkon and received a local theatrical release on July 28 following its world premiere at Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival in Switzerland. It was also selected for Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival.

SC Films CEO Simon Crowe described the film as a “fun, action-packed creature feature” and outlined their ambition to remake “an English-language version to reach a wider audience”.

In Busan, SC Films will also bring Indian filmmaker Anshul Chauhan’s Japanese courtroom thriller December, which will world premiere in the new Jiseok competition section on October 7. Further features include UK genre title Little Bone Lodge, directed by Matthias Hoene for Tea Shop Productions (47 Metres Down), and Nick Lyon’s US survival thriller On Fire, both of which are in post-production.