Crossing over to Malaysia for bit, we’ve got a handful of behind-the-scenes character reels and an official poster for Mat Kilau, the latest from director Syamsul Yusof who is best known for the first and second KL Gangster action thrillers, as well as the award-winning horror Munafik and its 2018 sequel.
Production actually took place roughly four years ago and from a few online reads, it wasn’t an easy shoot. According to Yusof himself, Studio Kembara reseached the legendary hero for two years and eventually tried its own incarnation of “Mat Kilau” but failed to make headway with just fifty percent of it completed. When Yusof was tapped to take over the project, he suggest a redo with his own touch, and from that point on, production still hit a few snags, sans details.
Nonetheless, four years in and with random photos all but standing as the only evidence of the film’s existence, that the good folks at Skop Productions are finally in tow with some promotional assets is surely a promising sign.
Yusof directs from a script he wrote with Shahruddin Dali, which takes its cues from the real-life Malay warrior revolutionary on whom the film is based. The film also stars Adi Putra, Beto Kusyairy, Johan As’ari, Fattah Amin, A Galak, Wan Hanafi Su, Nadiya Nisaa and a very-much visible Indonesian martial arts actor, Yayan Ruhian as seen front and center on the official poster below.
Check it all out below!