Singapore writer-director Kelvin Tong, whose Love Story is playing here at Pusan, will next shoot MenIn White, a horror comedy co-financed by Singapore video distributor InnoForm Media and Tong'sproduction company Boku Films.
The $500,000 picture, which willbe shot on HD, follows a group of four men who die on the same day and findthemselves back on the street as clueless ghosts. Shooting is scheduled tostart in December with a release planned for the second quarter of 2007.
Tong previously directed The Maid which is the highest grossinghorror ever in Singapore. He is also prepping a prequel to The Maid for MediaCorp RaintreePictures, which is expected to go into production early next year.
InnoForm's commitment to Men In White is part of its initiativeto venture into production and distribution. The company has recentlyco-invested in comedy Just Follow Lawby Singapore's most commercially successful director Jack Neowhose credits include the I Not Stupidfranchise. It has also acquired a library of 37 films from Thai producerSahamongkolfilm International.
"We aim to build a goodslate of five to six films in the next two years," says InnoForm generalmanager Lim Teck. "We are very careful in choosing clever and promisingprojects. Men In White is the first Singapore film in recent years that attempts the interestinggenre of ghost comedy."
InnoForm is a subsidiary of Singapore's publicly listed group PSC which has corebusinesses in food trading, education, healthcare, telecommunications, logisticsand retail franchising.