The Medium (aka Rang Jong), produced by director Na Hong Jin, will be released in July.
The Medium follows three-month-long records about the bloodline of a shaman family who resides in a mountain village in Thailand. Rang Jong means “shaman” in Thai.
One thing to note about The Medium is that it’s director Na’s first project since his hit film The Wailing. In this new project, Na participated in the original scenario, planning, and production. Plus, Banjong Pisanthanakun, who opened a new horizon for Thai horror films with the 2004 film Shutter, was tapped as the director.
The Jokers Film, which previously handled the French distribution of Bong Joon Ho’s Parasite and Park Chan Woo’s The Handmaiden, has already acquired this new thriller for the release in France.
Variety reported The Medium’s July commercial release. It introduced that “the creepy fascination for shamanism that continues to exist in modern-day Thailand and Korea will be on full display this summer.”
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