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"Mat Kilau" producer denies selling movie to Netflix for RM7 million


Date Posted: 21 July 2022

The historic epic may be streaming on Netflix soon
The historic epic may be streaming on Netflix soon

21 Jul – Abdul Rahman Mt Dali, Studio Kembara managing director and producer of the multi-million movie, "Mat Kilau: Kebangkitan Pahlawan" has denied rumours that Netflix has already acquired the movie for RM7 million.

The producer, who spoke to Harian Metro recently stated that director Syamsul Yusof made the mistake when it comes to the amount of money offered by the streaming giant, and that the two companies are still currently in talks.


"At first, they wanted to acquire the movie for RM5.5 million for a span of ten years. Most recently, they offered RM2 million for a shorter period of release on Netflix," he said.

The historic epic blockbuster has broken all records
The historic epic blockbuster has broken all records

Abdul Rahman (right) denies Netflix is buying the movie for RM7 million, here with Indonesian martial artist Yayan Ruhian
Abdul Rahman (right) denies Netflix is buying the movie for RM7 million, here with Indonesian martial artist Yayan Ruhian

Abdul Rahman said that he hasn't made any decision when it comes to the topic, adding that he is still deliberating on the offer that comes with the new terms.

As to how much the film has made in theatres to-date, he stated, "I haven't received the latest box office number, but I expected that it has surpassed RM84 million."

On the other hand, it was revealed that the state government of Terengganu has expressed interest to work with Syamsul to helm Terengganu's own heroes, Haji Abdul Rahman Limbong and Tokku Paloh.

Mat Kilau is directed by Syamsul Yusof
Mat Kilau is directed by Syamsul Yusof

Lead actor Adi Putra takes a break
Lead actor Adi Putra takes a break

Writer: Heidi Hsia



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