The acquisition marks thefirst pre-sale ever of an independent
"We are always in search ofemerging talents from
The picture is a horror lovestory that revolves around a Chinese embalmer who views death emotionlesslyuntil he has to confront the haunting of his loved one. Through post-mortem andembalming rites, Lim wants to show death in a different light.
"The fear of death and thethought of passing a threshold between life and death are interesting yetfearful. The embalming craft is not only for preservation but ritual andsymbolic. Yet embalmers in some cultures are considered taboo and shunned," hesays.
Rebel Productions was set upby Lim as a production company. He also runs a distribution outfit StormPictures which previously handled the release of such foreign films as GasparNoe's Irreversible in
Untold Beauty has an estimated budget of $1m. Production is expected to start earlynext year. Producer Juan Foo of Shooting Gallery is currently in