Producer Manoj Punjabi plans to bring the film Community Service Program in Dancer Village to Europe and the United States. He wants his latest horror film to last in theaters.
“I’m thinking how this can survive in theaters, take advantage of this moment to get more viewers, because I think this film can be brought to the world,” Manoj Punjabi told CNNIndonesia.com.
“I want to bring it to America and Europe. I will try to orbit this film in several places,” he said.
The decision, said Manoj, was because the film directed by Awi Suryadi was also well received in Malaysia and Singapore. For that, Manoj and his team believe this film is worthy of being brought abroad.
Manoj has been in contact with several parties regarding screenings in America and Europe. However, his party has not provided further information, both regarding the country and the screening date.
“Not yet, the method and strategy are still being discussed,” said Manoj.
When asked about a possible film Community Service Program in Dancer Village there will be a spin-off or sequel, Manoj declined to comment.
He said that the film, which was lifted from the Twitter thread, had the potential to be developed, including making an extended version.
The KKN film in Penari Village became the highest-grossing Indonesian film of all time after successfully attracting 7 million viewers as of Thursday (19/5). The film achieved that figure in 19 days since its premiere on April 30.
“It’s something that’s not easy, and it’s breaking records [penjualan] tickets, so new history because it can happen under conditions like today, if conditions are normal it’s different, yes, but this happens when cinema conditions are in ruins,” said Manoj.
The film by director Awi Suryadi replaced the defending champion Warkop DKI Reborn: Jangkrik Boss! Part 1 which aired in 2016.
The Warkop DKI film has now dropped one place to second place with 6,858,616 viewers.
Meanwhile, the third position is currently filled by the 1990 film Dilan, starring Iqbaal Ramadhan and Vanesha Prescilla. The film, which was adapted from Pidi Baiq’s novel, was watched by 6,315,664 viewers.
Community Service Program in Dancer Village still showing in cinemas throughout Indonesia.