1986’s Top Gun remains one of the most popular blockbusters, and it’s made many people dreaming of becoming a jet pilot. Now Malaysia is dipping its toes into similar territory with Air Force The Movie Selagi Masih Bernyawa.
Directed by Zulkarnain Azhar and Frank See, the movie tells the story of Malaysian Navy Special Warfare Forces (PASKAL) leaders Captain Adib (Nas-T) and Major Adnan (Datuk Adi Putra) who is on a mission to protect war refugees in a third-world country. Helping them in this effort are the Royal Malaysian Air Force, whose ace fighter pilot is Adib’s brother-in-law, Zafran (Aiman Hakim Ridza).
Other cast members include Luqman Hafidz, Johan As’ari, Pablo Amirul, Sara Ali, Anas Ridzuan, Iman Corrine, Niezam Zaidi, Carmen Soo, Scha Alyahya and Azira Syafinaz. Filming took place in the outskirts of Kuantan, Kuala Terengganu, Shah Alam, Alor Star and Kota Belud in Sabah.
Director Zulkarnain said (via the NST):
“It was difficult with the Movement Control Order (MCO) in place, but I’m glad that we worked great as a team and wrapped it up with no hiccups.
The main stars spent a month of basic military training at an army camp in Banting, Selangor, a mere fraction of what the real fighter pilots and navy seals encounter, but they did it.”
Air Force The Movie Selagi Masih Bernyawa is slated to premiere in Malaysian cinemas in August 2021.
In the meantime, check out the epic poster and trailer below: