‘The Undertaker’ Cast Reunite for Thai Horror Pic ’Night Shift’ Launching at Cannes Market (EXCLUSIVE)

Chatchai Chinnasri and Nattawut Sanyabut, two stars from runaway Thai hit film “The Undertaker,” are reunited on upcoming supernatural horror film “Night Shift

Published Time: 14.05.2024 - 10:31:29 Modified Time: 14.05.2024 - 10:31:29

Chatchai Chinnasri and Nattawut Sanyabut, two stars from runaway Thai hit film “The Undertaker,” are reunited on upcoming supernatural horror film “Night Shift.”

The new film, directed by Chaiwat Sitalasai (“Spirit of Ramayana”), centers on an upcountry graveyard worker who finds himself haunted by spirits in an abandoned building in Bangkok. The film is directed by Chaiwat Sitalasai (“Spirit of Ramayana”) and is now in advanced pre-production ahead of a June start of production. Delivery is anticipated in March 2025.

Chinnasri plays Khun, a dirt-poor and desperate man who heads to the city in hope of a better life and takes on a night shift job in an abandoned apartment. After the building’s superintendent hands him the keys and leaves him in charge for the night, Khun starts to hear noises he believes are coming from people inside of what should be an abandoned apartment. Soon, he is attacked by someone — or something — and he ends up fighting for his life. Little does he know there’s something more sinister going on. Nattawut Sanyabut plays Kai, Khun’s brother.

The film is produced by Film Frame Prods., which is also preparing a film adaptation of the popular action-horror video game “Home Sweet Home: Rebirth.” Executive producing is Bangkok-based production, sales and distribution company Night Edge Pictures, which has pre-sold a limited number of Asian territories and will introduce “Night Shift&rdquo -

; to overseas distributors at the Cannes Market.

“Night Edge started as a distribution and sales company, but will focus on developing and producing our own productions moving forward,” said Hans Audric Estialbo, CEO of the company. “We are excited to bring this title to the international market, as we believe we’ve found our leads in Chatchai and Nattawut. With our unique clear-cut focus on genre films, along with our expertise in sales and distribution, we believe this would an outstanding project to launch our slate.”

As a distributor, Night Edge recently released A24’s Australian-made chiller “Talk to Me” and grossed close to $500,000 in Thailand.

“The Undertaker” (aka “Sup Pa Rer”) is a comedy horror film that is the sixth in the “Thibaan: The Series” franchise and involves a young man who is afraid of ghosts becoming an undertaker. Released in October, it took in close to $20 million, making it the top-grossing Thai film in over a decade. In neighboring Laos, it overtook “Avengers: Endgame” and “Avatar: The Way of Water” to become the highest-grossing film of all time.

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