Adrian Teh, the man behind the blockbuster hits “Paskal” and “Wira”, is back with another action-packed film under the Sony Pictures Entertainment Malaysia brand, and it’s titled “The Assistant”.
The movie stars Iedil Putra and Hairul Azreen taking on the lead roles. Interestingly, “The Assistant” also marks the 33-year-old actor’s fifth collaboration between himself and also the movie director. Talk about a match made in heaven!
The action-thriller tells the story of Zafik (played by Iedil Dzuhrie) who was wrongfully imprisoned. After losing everything, he meets Feroz (Hairul Azreen) who seems to always show up at just the right time. As time goes on, will Zafik find out Feroz’s true motives? Apart from the two aforementioned actors, the film also stars Henley Hii as Sam and Farali Khan as Sofia.
In commenting about the collab with local studio Act 2 Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment Malaysia Managing Director Simon Foo said, “We’re big fans of Adrian’s work and are proud to be a part of bringing this stunning, action-packed film to moviegoers across Malaysia. We value the role local films play in enriching the tapestry of our local film industry and starting new conversations and it is our hope that Malaysian audiences join in our enthusiasm.”
Simon added by saying, “‘The Assistant’ is a movie that exemplifies how a good local film should be made and is, without a doubt, a must-watch for those who enjoy a good thriller with a captivating story, great pacing, and an abundance of action.”
During the Q&A session with the press, Adrian was also asked on whether he’s concerned about his movie getting released around the same time as the long-awaited superhero movie “The Batman” (starring Robert Pattinson). In response to this, he bluntly said. “If you want to avoid Hollywood movies, then don’t show them!”
Adrian then continued, “It would be very difficult to compare with ‘Batman’ on a global scale, But locally, I believe that as long as we use the right promotion strategy, there may be opportunities, and I hope the local audience can. Please support me a lot!”
“The Assistant” will debut on cinemas on 10th March 2021.