Box office hit "Mat Kilau: Kebangkitan Pahlawan" will soon be screened in neighbouring Indonesia, after 40 days of encouraging ticket sales in Malaysia which have breached RM96 million so far.
Director Syamsul Yusof said "Mat Kilau" would hit the screens in Indonesia on Aug 31, the same date as Malaysia's 65th Merdeka Day celebration.
Speaking to MalaysiaNow, he said his team had been invited by cinemas in Indonesia to screen the film throughout the country.
Part of the draw in Indonesia is the inclusion of martial arts actor Yayan Ruhian, who is also an Indonesian citizen.
"There are also fans of my previous films in Indonesia," Syamsul added.
"Especially Munafik 2 – that was the highest grossing Malay film in Indonesia. I am grateful to have such strong support from the cinemas and moviegoers there."
"Mat Kilau" will premiere in Indonesia on Aug 26. Talks are also underway to determine the number of cinemas at which it will be screened, as there are more in Indonesia than in Malaysia.
"Mat Kilau" began screening in Malaysia on June 23. It is still being showed, including in Brunei and Singapore.
It remains the highest Malaysian box office film locally and internationally, after "Munafik 2" and "Avengers: Endgame".