Nanti Kita Cerita Tentang Hari Ini, that was initially meant for theatrical release in Malaysia in early April, has gone straight to Astro First (Ch 480).
The film, directed by Angga Dwimas Sasongko and centring on a family, was a box office hit in Indonesia when it was released there in January, 2020. It will be available on the On Demand platform come April 23.
The decision to release it online is in line with the enforcement of Malaysia's movement control order (MCO) that began on March 18 due to the spread of Covid-19, that has forced cinemas to be shut during the period.
Adapted from the best-selling book of the same name, Nanti Kita Cerita Hari Ini revolves around Narenda's family, comprising three children, Angkasa, Aurora and Awan.
It stars Rachel Amanda, Rio Dewanto, Oka Antara and Sheila Dara.
In a press release, the film's producer Anggia Kharisma said: "This story is close to our own lives as a son or daughter, regardless of whether we are the eldest, the middle child, or the youngest.
"We hope the film would spur the hearts of your families and become an experience that would make us reflect upon ourselves and our families in the midst of this pandemic.”
Meanwhile, local film Suraya, that had a short run in cinemas early this year, is also currently available on Astro First until July 10.
The Feisk Productions' horror flick is set at a homestay, where guests who check in can never check out ... something two youngsters, who end up there one night, are about to find out.