The news broke when the movie’s production manager, Piya Pestonji, met with the Governor of Krabi, Lt Col M.L. Kitibadee Prawit, at Krabi Provincial Hall yesterday (June 12) to discuss details of the production along with the Director of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Krabi Office, Apichai Aranyik.
The movie production will see more than B340 million invested in Thailand and create employment throughout the country, the governor said.
“This is a proud moment for Thai people and a chance to be good hosts and to promote the country’s tourist attractions, natural resources, culture and history globally.
“I am pleased to welcome the production crew and cast. This opportunity will benefit locals greatly and I call on every sector to cooperate in being good, polite hosts,” he said.
“We are coordinating with relevant departments to help facilitate the establishment of a temporary office in Krabi for the preparation of the production,” the mayor added.
The Phuket News this morning asked the Phuket PR Department if a similar meeting was scheduled to take place with the Phuket Governor to discuss details of filming in Phuket, to which they replied that no such meeting has been set up yet but any developments will be reported.