PETALING JAYA: Two of Malaysia's most beautiful women are set to scare the wits out of movie-goers.
Alor-Star born Anjelica Lee Sinje, who sent chills up audiences’ spine with her eerie performance in The Eye (2002) and Koma (2004), is back for another scare-fest in the film Re-cycle, while top model Amber Chia announced that she would play the lead role in locally produced horror flick Possessed.
In Re-cycle, the 30-year-old Lee teams up again with the renowned Pang brothers – Oxide and Danny. After their successful collaboration in The Eye, anticipation is high for their latest film, which premieres in Malaysia today.
The Eye propelled the Pang brothers’ standing in the Hong Kong film industry while their creative ingenuity had Hollywood taking notice.
Lee's convincing portrayal as the patient who received the eye in a transplant which led her to see the supernatural won her the best actress award at the 39th Golden Horse Awards in Taiwan and the 22nd Hong Kong Film Awards.
Re-cycle, which was filmed in Bangkok with a US$5mil (RM18mil) budget, was inspired by the recycle bin of computer programmes where files which have been deleted still exists on the hard drive. Lee plays the role of a young writer Chu Xun working on a horror novel. Later, her apartment becomes haunted and she mysteriously enters a hell-like dimension.
Meanwhile, Chia said she has been bitten hard by the acting bug.
Speaking at a press conference for her latest film Possessed yesterday, the 23-year-old Ipoh-born model said: “Once you start, you just cannot stop. I just want to keep acting. I never knew I would enjoy it so much.”
Possessed, a joint effort between Malaysian company Hock Star Entertainment Industry Bhd and China outfit Beijing 3 Bros Film N Media Co Ltd Star, will see Chia taking on her second lead role after last year’s local Cantonese art house flick The 3rd Generation.
She plays the role of a supermodel possessed by the spirit of another supermodel.
Filming will take one month, mainly in Kuching. The film has a budget of RM1.5mil.
Sarawakian director Bjarne Wong of The Legend of the Red Curse fame will direct the movie.