This director wants you to be ready for his Malaysian Special Force film

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  • Monday, 16 May 2016

Syafiq Yusof will direct police movie KL Special Force. - Photo: The Star/Irsyadi Ismail

After wrapping up the shoot for Abang Long Fadhil 2 (the sequel to the Zizan Razak 2014 box office movie), director Syafiq Yusof will start work on his next film KL Special Force.

At a press conference in Kuala Lumpur recently, 23-year-old Syafiq shared that he wants to make a police movie that’s unlike any other.

“I got carried away when I wrote the script for this movie. KL Special Force will give the audience a different perspective about the police force,” he said.

KL Special Force will star Fattah Amin as Zul, a new recruit in the Special Action Unit led by Roslan played by Datuk Rosyam Nor.

Fresh off the success of Munafik – which saw a box office collection of RM17mil – director/actor Syamsul Yusof (Syafiq’s brother) will be playing the role of Asyraff, the leader of a robbery gang known as “Geng Anarkis”. His manipulative ways cause a major rift between Roslan and Zul.

Asyraff utilises the inner conflict to his own advantage as his gang skillfully manage to evade police arrest.

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Fattah Amin will play Zul in KL Special Force. Photo: The Star/Rohaizat Md Darus

“Roslan and Zul have very different personalities. Roslan is a senior cop who believes in going by the book while Zul is a rookie who does things his way. The movie will play into this whole old school vs new school mentality between the two,” Syafiq said.

He also described Asyraff as not a typical villain: “He’s not motivated by money.” Syafiq shared that he wants to avoid a Polis Evo comparison by going for a more serious, darker approach with KL Special Force.

With a budget of RM2.5mil, KL Special Force will be shot in KL, Putrajaya and Ipoh in Perak. Syafiq has two other films due for release this year – Desolasi and Lagenda Long Piah.

His last movie Mat Moto – Kami Mat Moto Bukan Mat Rempit, which was released in January, made RM4.4mil at the local box office.

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Datuk Rosyam Nor will take on the role of Roslan, a senior cop in KL Special Force. Photo: The Star/Muhamad Shahril Rosli

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