After the ban on his controversial film “Banglasia” has been lifted, multitalented filmmaker Namewee has finally found the confidence to get back into filmmaking!
The 36-year-old star has recently announced that he will be releasing the prequel to his debut film “Nasi Lemak 2.0”, which earned a total of RM7 million from a budget lower than RM1 million.
Titled “Nasi Lemak 1.0”, the prequel will see the return of some familiar faces from the first film including Karen Kong, Dato’ David Arumugam, Dennis Lau, and of course Namewee himself, who will all be reprising their roles in the new movie.
There are also some new addition to the cast such as Delimawati, Wak Doyok, AC Mizal, Saiful Apek, Yassin Yahya, Yumi Wong, Vikar, Amoi-Amoi, Sanjna Suri, as well as cameos by Jinnyboy and the Leng Sisters.
The plot of the prequel follows Chef Huang played by Namewee who accidentally get transported to the past, 600 years ago to the days of Malacca Sultanate.
According to Namewee, the idea came when he was looking through some Malaysian history books and realised that a lot of facts from the books are different from the ones on the internet.
“Every book tells a different version, so I decided to create my own version of history,” he said during the press conference.
A lot of Namewee’s work – both in music and film – often consist content that deemed sensitive by the public.
So when the filmmaker is asked if he is worried about the movie being possibly banned like his previous film “Banglasia”, he said that everything is up to how open-minded the current government is.
Filming of the movie has already began and Namewee aimed to have the movie released on Chinese New Year 2020.