Three years after the tragic passing of actor Aloysius Pang, his legacy continues to remain alive in the many Mediacorp shows he had starred in.
Next month, Pang will appear on the big screen in his final movie that is set to be released in Thailand.
Final Movie Releasing in June
On 3 May, Pang’s mentor, television host and NoonTalk Media founder Dasmond Koh, posted on Instagram two posters of Thai horror movie The Antique Shop, with one of them featuring Pang.
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The movie’s trailer was also uploaded on NoonTalk Media’s Facebook and Instagram accounts.
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Koh, 50, said the movie will be released first in Thailand on 2 June and the local screening date is yet to be confirmed.
In a heartfelt caption directed at the late Pang, Koh wrote in Mandarin, “How are you? Are you working hard as you have always been in the world you are in?”
Original Story Changed & New Artistes Starring
The Antique Shop, which Pang had begun filming but did not get to finish, encountered other delays such as the pandemic. However, it was finally completed after a revamp of the original plan.
The original story has been divided into three parts and the cast now also includes Noontalk artistes Xu Bin, the star of hit drama My Star Bride (2021), and Damien Teo.
Other stars in the movie include South Korean singer Bae Jin-young, Indonesian actor Rio Dewanto as well as Thai actors Phiravich Attachitsataporn and Chayapak Tunprayoon.
Begun Filming Prior to Pang’s Death
“I went to Thailand twice to watch the post-production and my feelings were mixed when I saw your clips on the TV screen,” Koh added in his letter to Pang. “I hope you can watch this movie with a smile.”
Koh told Lianhe Zaobao in January that Pang had already filmed part of the movie in Thailand before his death.
He said Pang was originally scheduled to film a TV serial after completing his reservist training and head to Thailand for a week during a break to complete the movie.
Injured During Reservist Training
In January 2019, Pang was seriously injured while carrying out repairs during a live-firing exercise in New Zealand and later succumbed to his injuries at age 28.
He was a renowned Mediacorp actor and a familiar face on the small screen, often starring in Channel 8 shows such as It Takes Two (2012) and You Can Be An Angel Too (2015-2016).
Pang was also nominated twice for the Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes award which he won in 2016.
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