[Updated with a second, full trailer.]
Malaysia is taking what looks to be a fairly significant step into CGI driven urban fantasy with Faisal Ishak's upcoming adaptation of popular graphic novel Aliff Dalam 7 Dimensi (or Aliff's 7 Dimensions). It's not that this is the first time Malaysian cinema has played with CGI spectacle - the Cicak Man films, for example, have been huge hits with their heavily CG augmented hero - but the blend of supernatural fantasy in a contemporary urban environment is an unusual thing there and the level of quality appears far above the local norms.
Adapted from the graphic novels by Lee Kok Chen - who works under the fabulous pen name of Tadatada - the story follows a young man with the ability to see the supernatural.
Physics major Aliff Lamin is a socially reclusive student with a paranormal secret: He has the 'sight' to the supernatural. When his classmate Anna finds out about his abilities, Aliff is dragged along into her night time activities - Capturing evidence of the paranormal on tape. Teaming up with his overly inquisitive roommate Naim, Aliff begins to adventure into battles of epic proportions with the creatures they encounter, only to find out that the biggest demon is within him!
The first teaser is freshly on the scene and it gives a taste of good things to come! Check out what looks to be a SE Asian answer to Ghostbusters below!