No, not that Coffin, the other one…
There’s a new horror film on the scene using the moniker The Coffin that’s about to premiere at Cannes’ MarchÃ© du Film, the world’s largest film market.
Not to be confused with Guillermo Del Toro’s proposed adaptation of Oni Press’ The Coffin, this film was produced and Thailand and was inspired by a true Thai ritual of lying in coffins to get rid of bad luck and prolong life.
The Coffin, an English-language film tells the story about a man and a woman who are confronted by a series of paranormal and terrifying incidents after going through the bizarre death-before-dying ritual.
Ekachai Uekrongtham (Beautiful Boxer, Pleasure Factory) wrote and directed the feature with actress Karen Mok (Shaolin Soccer) and Thailand heartthrob Ananda Everingham (from Shutter fame). Other cast members include Napakpapha Nakprasitte (Art of Devil 2 & 3), Andrew Lin (The Heavenly Kings) and newcomer Japanese actress Aki Shibuya.
The Coffin was shot in Bangkok and five other provinces across Thailand. Filming locations included a 100-year-old Thai temple, an ancient meditation cave, actual cemeteries and inside active crematorium chambers.
International sales outside investors’ territories are being handled by Easternlight Films, Arclight Films’ Asian label.