A family title on the earth of sports activities – and all through the world, there isn’t a one fairly as intriguing because the legendary Datuk Nicol David, considered one of Malaysia’s most adorned star athletes of this era. With 8 world titles and a document of 108 consecutive months as title holder of World No.1, Nicol is undeniably considered one of squash’s most celebrated gamers.
But little is understood outdoors her profession as one of many world’s most illustrious sportswoman. And that is what ACE Holdings Berhad’s subsidiary, ACE Photos Leisure – a Malaysian digital media and movie manufacturing funding firm, hopes to vary. Having secured unique rights within the improvement and manufacturing of Datuk Nicol David’s biopic, the movie is ready to encourage not simply Malaysians, however the world by bringing audiences deep into the untold private lifetime of our nationwide heroine.
Based on Peter Wong, President of ACE Photos, “Listening to Nicol discuss her life story gave us a very completely different view into the sacrifices that needed to be carried out in an effort to obtain her outstanding degree of success. Whereas we consider many are prepared to transcend the bizarre for his or her careers as a professional athlete, the love and dedication Nicol has for the game exceeds regular understanding. This is the reason her biopic won’t be about an underdog’s rise to success – she was and at all times has been a longtime icon – however a couple of girl’s will and dedication so profound, it turns into life itself, and the advanced struggles one has to face when confronted with the truth of getting to let go of one thing so deeply aside of herself.”
Presently, manufacturing particulars are being stored tightly beneath wraps, however the staff at ACE Photos reveals that the biopic can be produced in English with a Hollywood actress set to be forged as Nicol’s coach, Australian Liz Irving. As for the position of Nicol, a nationwide casting can be hosted by ACE Photos in each East and West Malaysia.
Following varied previous movie initiatives similar to “Clemency”, ACE Photos has as soon as once more chosen to take extra lively steps in advocating gender equality by each selecting to deal with a feminine professional athlete and inclusivity of their manufacturing. The screenplay is at present in improvement beneath the reigns of two excessive profile feminine display writers – a Malaysian lauded for her credentials and excessive evaluations on a number of well-known screenplay protection companies within the US, and a US-based author with a a number of movie competition titles beneath her belt.
“Each masters of the craft, we consider that the collaboration between the 2 writers will carry a couple of deeper dimension and extra values into the screenplay,” says Wong.
This biopic won’t solely cater to native audiences, but additionally key markets within the US and Europe as ACE Photos has distribution networks and connections to gross sales businesses in these areas. The staff aspires to introduce Malaysia to the worldwide stage as a number one movie vacation spot by bringing Hollywood filmmakers right here; and on the identical time, showcasing a few of the better of our native skills to the world.
Study extra about ACE Photos, their movies, and awards at acepictures.com