‘KL Special Force’ director Syafiq Yusof. PIC BY ZUNNUR AL SHAFIQ

KL Special Force (KLSF) director Syafiq Yusof feels that in this age of social media and fake news, people should be more aware and think first before making statements that could incite negativity, doubt and distrust.

“One of KLSF’s key messages is there shouldn’t be accusations without evidence.

“People should not jump to conclusions and be suspicious of one another,” said the 25-year-old director at the recent gala night screening of the RM4 million-film whose script he also wrote.

  In the film, the leader of a gang of bank robbers, played by his brother, Syamsul Yusof, manipulates two lead police personnel, played by Fattah Amin and Datuk Rosyam Nor, into being at loggerheads with each other.

This slows down their investigation and keeps the criminals one step ahead of the police each time.

“This is my seventh film and I decided to take on crime fiction,” said Syafiq of his good-versus-evil film where the heroes triumph, but at a cost.

He said apart from being an action film with a lot of explosions, shootouts and stunts, KLSF was also full of twists.

He said KLSF was his take on the popular television series, Gerak Khas, which was the brainchild of his father, renowned film director Datuk Yusof Haslam.

“I hope people will come and watch the film and be entertained. The cast and crew have worked hard and you’ll get to see the actors doing most of their stunts,” said the award-winning director and father of two.

Syafiq, who began his filmmaking career with the action mystery film SAM: Saya Amat Mencintaimu in 2012, also directed Villa Nabila and Mat Moto.

Last year, his action comedy, Abang Long Fadil 2, became Malaysia’s highest local grossing film to date, collecting close to RM18 million at the box office.

KLSF, which is produced by Skop Productions, Damofa Productions and Viper Studios, is now showing in cinemas nationwide, Singapore and Brunei.