Thailand's royal family have entered the movie business with an epic film about the country's war-torn past.

The Asian country's QUEEN SIRIKIT (corr) gave her personal blessing to the movie, THE LEGEND OF SURIYOTHAI, which has been written and directed by Prince CHATRICHALERM (corr) YUKOL, a member of the Thai royal family.

The film is based on actual events in 16th century Thailand, and includes a cast of thousands.

Movie great Francis Ford Coppola is behind the film's transfer to western movie theatres after falling in love with a preview of the epic saga.

The Legend of Suriyothai is released in America next month (JUN03).

20/05/2003 01:44