On Saturday (20/7), Screenplay Film finally released the official trailer for the film. The trailer of the film can be seen on Screenplay Film YouTube account.
Gundala costume also first shown to the public in Pasar Komik Bandung 2019 event on July 13 to 14, 2019. Also present in that event are the film’s stars like Abimana Aryasatya, Cecep Arif Rahman, Hannah Al Rashid, Muzakki Ramdhan, dan Faris Fadjar.
Here is the synopsis of the film in Screenplay Film official youtube:
“Sancaka has lived on the streets since his parents left him. Living a hard life, Sancaka survives by thinking about his own safety. When the condition of the city gets worse and injustice rages throughout the country, Sancaka must decide whether he continues to live to look after himself or rise to become their oppressed hero.”
Created as a collaboration between Screenplay Films x BumiLangit Studio in association with Legacy Pictures, the film is directed by Joko Anwar, acclaimed director of Pengabdi Setan (2017), Pintu Terlarang (2009), Kala (2007) and Janji Joni (2005). The cast includes Abimana Aryasatya as Gundala as Sancaka, Tara Basro as Mulan aka Merpati, Bront Palarae as the villain Pengkor, and Muzaki Ramadhan as young Sancaka.
Created by Harya Suraminata (Hasmi), Gundala is Indonesian superhero comic character that is first published by Kentjana Agung publisher in 1969, titled as Gundala Putra Petir (Gundala the Son of Lightning). The Gundala character itself was inspired by Javanese legendary figure, the lightning catcher Ki Ageng Selo. In October 2017, a new story of Gundala titled “Bangkitnya Ki Wilawuk” (The Rise of Ki Wilawuk) the latest version of this comic has been published as a comic strip in KOMPAS newspaper, both printed and digital ePaper.
Gundala is also one of the characters to be featured in BumiLangit [R]evolusi project. BumiLangit [R]evolusi is a project to ‘revive’ the legacy of old Indonesian comics. The project features eight heroes who represent eight elements. BumiLangit itself is an intellectual property-based company that manages the rights to classic Indonesian comic book characters.