Our very own homebrew retelling of Ramlee Awang Murshid’s Tombiruo series of books has gotten itself its first trailer!
The synopsis of the movie is as follows:
Tombiruo Penunggu Rimba is the story of a man who was cast out at birth for his horrific facial deformity, and raised in the jungle by the hermit, Pondolou.
When Pondolou is killed by mercenaries seeking to drive the indigenous tribes from Keningau, Tombiruo sets out to avenge his father’s murder. This puts him in direct conflict with the ranger Amiruddin, who holds Tombiruo responsible for the death of his beloved wife, Salina.
Thrown into the mix is the investigative journalist Wan Suraya, who believes Tombiruo and Amiruddin are victims in a wider conspiracy and is determined to uncover the truth.
This is the story of one man’s perilous quest for revenge, his discovery of love and kinship, and his journey to become the Spirit of the Jungle.
Expect a lot of action and supernatural powers in this cinematic retelling. So far the movie looks pretty good, with decent effects and acting though the main character kinda looks like a magic-fueled Rambo to me.
Regardless, Tombiruo: Penunggu Rimba is set to hit Malaysian cinemas 12 October 2017. Check out the trailer below!