Perempuan Tanah Jahanam is ready to skin the Indonesian film-goers
Joko Anwar’s Latest Horror Film Ready for Production Starting March 2, 2019
Jakarta, February 25, 2019 – Perempuan Tanah Jahanam, the first film of a series of three films by Joko Anwar with Ivanhoe Pictures, CJ Entertainment, BASE Entertainment, and RAPI Films, is about to enter the production phase starting March 2, 2019. Joko Anwar wrote the screenplay and will be the director.
Perempuan Tanah Jahanam film was written by Joko Anwar for more than ten years ago, but can only be materialized for production in 2019. “Each year I tried to improve the story while looking for the right partner to make this film,” Joko Anwar said.
After completing the audition process, which was also prepared by a fellow producer from Fantasy Logic, Tia Hasibuan, the composition of the main casts of the film Perempuan Tanah Jahanam was chosen, namely Tara Basro, Christine Hakim, Marissa Anita, Asmara Abigail, and Ario Bayu. These are prominent names in the movie industry, especially they have collaborated with Joko a number of times. However, for Christine Hakim this film is the first horror film she starred in and the first time she collaborated with Joko Anwar. In the process of creating characters, it was Christine Hakim’s name that always appeared in Joko Anwar’s mind.
“Each role is a challenge. That is why one of the reasons when offered this role by Joko and Shanty (Harmayn), I feel this is a different challenge. Therefore, I was confident in accepting this offer,” Christine Hakim explained about her role in Perempuan Tanah Jahanam.
Tara Basro, who has often been involved in Joko Anwar’s film also shared the same opinion, “With the director’s clear vision, it’s easier for me as an actress to develop a role. I hope this film can be enjoyed by audiences from various backgrounds.”
In addition to the main and supporting cast members, the film also involved Eko Supriyanto as a choreographer, Aghi Narottama, Bemby Gusti, and Tony Merle as film scorer, and Rahayu Supanggah as a song arranger.
Perempuan Tanah Jahanam is the first of a series of three films co-produced by Ivanhoe Pictures, CJ Entertainment, BASE Entertainment, and RAPI Films. With the experience of Ivanhoe Pictures as a producer of The Wailing (South Korea, 2016) and Crazy Rich Asians (2018) and RAPI Films as a producer of Pengabdi Setan (2017), it is believed that Joko Anwar can incarnate his vision for the Perempuan Tanah Jahanam film.
“It is important for us, as producers, to be able to convey the vision of the director. A high-quality film is the most important thing, but we believe this synergy can provide a stronger impetus so that we can deliver this film to a wider market,” said Aoura L. Chandra as BASE Entertainment’s Chief of Finance & Business regarding the collaboration of this Hollywood, South Korea, and Indonesia film.
The Perempuan Tanah Jahanam film is planned to be released nationwide in Indonesian theaters starting September 2019.