The Jakarta Post
Upcoming Indonesian action film Wiro Sableng has debuted its teaser trailer via Line Today, a content platform from Japanese communication app LINE. It can also be viewed on the film's social media channels.
Lasting around one minute, the teaser trailer shows several of the film's main characters, including Wiro Sableng (Vino G. Bastian), Anggini (Sherina), Bujang Gila Tapak Sakti (Fariz Alfarazi) and Mahesa Birawa (Yayan Ruhian). The trailer also unveils some new characters, namely Raja Kamandaka (Dwi Sasono), Permaisuri (Marcella Zalianty), Bidadari Angin Timur (Marsha Timothy) and the long-awaited Sinto Gendeng (Ruth Marini).
The digital teaser, which was broadcast on Line Today, includes a scene not used in the teaser to be screened in cinemas.
Although it still does not reveal the film’s storyline, viewers are taken into the Wiro Sableng universe and thrust into the action of fight scenes. The teaser trailer also features many scenes using CGI.
(from left to right) Actor Vino G. Bastian, actress Marsha Timothy and producer Sheila Timothy during the launch of the 'Wiro Sableng' teaser trailer on Friday, May 11, 2018 in Plaza Indonesia, Central Jakarta. (JP/Dhoni Setiawan)
“Starting from today until August, there will be many activities, because we don't want Wiro Sableng’s screening to be an ordinary screening, but a celebration that Wiro Sableng, once again, is descending from the mountain to greet his fans,” said Sheila “Lala” Timothy, the film’s producer, during the release of the teaser on Friday, May 11, in Plaza Indonesia, Central Jakarta.
Lala is certain the teaser is able to answer people’s questions about the film. “I feel the teaser already gives enough hints of what the film will be like,” she said, adding that they were currently still in the post-production phase.
Due to the high demand from fans, Wiro Sableng is now slated to premiere in August instead of the previously planned September.
“The fans’ enthusiasm has been amazing, especially when we recently announced we wanted to release the teaser [trailer],” said Lala. “After discussing it with the team and 20th Century Fox, we decided to move the release date forward to grant fans’ wishes.”
The official trailer of Wiro Sableng is set to be released closer to the premiere date. Moreover, the teaser will also be screened in Singapore tonight during the private screening of Deadpool 2. (asw)