During the Plaza Indonesia Film Festival 2018 press conference, we got the chance to meet several prominent figures in Indonesian film industry, including movie producer Sheila Timothy. Her most recent project titled Wiro Sableng 212 can be considered as groundbreaking because it is the first movie that will be picked up by Hollywood’s 20th Century Fox.
Wiro Sableng 212 is not an easy project. When asked about the challenges Lala (as she is affectionately called) faces during filming, she said that the genre itself already presents a huge challenge. The reason is because Wiro Sableng 212 is a multi-genre movie, consisting of action-fantasy-comedy.
The fact is, just producing an action movie itself is already challenging. Now add it with producing a movie with two other genres with different levels of difficulties at the same time. However, to switch her attention back and forth between genres is a tasking matter that she has successfully done for Wiro Sableng 212.
Sheila Timothy has previously produced Pintu Terlarang (2009) with her husband and shes is the sister to actress Marsha Timothy.
Wiro Sableng 212 is based on a famous character from the nostalgic novel written by Bastian Tito, that tells the story of a warrior named Wiro Sableng. For the new film, Wiro Sableng 212, actor Vino G. Bastian will play the lead. Vino himself is actually the son of Bastion Tito, the late author of the eponymous film.
With the scale of the movie and the tremendous supports behind it, Wiro Sableng fans should not miss this movie that is slated to release in September.