One of my favourite films from last year’s Fantasia Festival was The Prey. Jimmy Henderson’s followup to the surprise hit Jailbreak put himself, and Cambodian action films on the map. And Dark Star Pictures is about to release it over here.
OPENING IN VIRTUAL THEATERS FRIDAY, AUGUST 21 WITH A NORTH AMERICAN VOD RELEASE TO FOLLOW ON AUGUST 25 ON ALL MAJOR PLATFORMS.
VIRTUAL THEATERS (August 21)-Including: Los Angeles (Laemmle), New York (Alamo On Demand) and major cities.
VOD (August 25): Including iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Xbox, Vudu, Direct TV, Dish Network and all major cable providers.
*****Official Selection: Busan International Film Festival, BFI London Film Festival, Fantasia Film Festival.*****
DIRECTOR: Jimmy Henderson (JAILBREAK)
WRITTEN BY: Jimmy Henderson, Michael Hodgson, Kai Miller
CAST: Byron Bishop, Sahajak Boonthanakit, Nophand Boonyai, Vithaya Pansringarm (ONLY GOD FORGIVES), Gu Shangwei
Loosely based on Richard Connell’s story of survival and adventure The Most Dangerous Game, THE PREY comes from writer/director Jimmy Henderson and the team behind genre festival hit JAILBREAK.
Undercover Chinese cop Xin (newcomer Gu Shangwei), is on a secret international mission when a surprise raid puts him in a remote Cambodian jungle prison that plays by its own rules. Ruthless warden (Vithaya Pansringarm of ONLY GOD FORGIVES ) sells prisoners as human prey for rich hunters looking for thrills in the jungle.
After years of hunting down ruthless criminals, Xin suddenly finds himself running for his life. If Xin manages to survive this sadistic game, he’ll walk out of the jungle the same way he came in: as a free man. If Xin fails, he’s just another hunting trophy.
RT: 93 minutes; Color; Language: Cambodian and Chinese (Mandarin) with English subtitles; Rating: Not Rated
Distributed by LA-based Dark Star Pictures.