By: John M Jerva

Independent filmmaker and Ninjutsu expert Franklin Correa, who starred in and directed the action/horror flick Lyco, is back and this time the indie action film creator is front and center both in front of and behind the camera for the new action pic Manhunt which will get the Blu-Ray and Digital treatment from Maverick Home Entertainment this January and he graciously sent us the official press release and cover art which you can see below!

ACTOR/MARTIAL ARTIST AND INDIE FILMMAKER FRANKLIN CORREA HAS TEAMED UP WITH HIS GOOD FRIEND WORLD KICKBOXING CHAMPION / ACTOR AND DIRECTOR ROBERT PARHAM (JACKSON BOLT, SNOW BLACK) TO BRING YOU THE FAST PACED ACTION THRILLER MANHUNT. THE FILM IS ABOUT A SADISTIC MADMAN BY THE NAME OF SANTOS (JORGE VALENTIN) WHO EMBARKS ON A JOURNEY TO PLAY A DEADLY GAME OF MANHUNT WITH A MAN BY THE NAME OF CONROY JENKINS (FRANKLIN CORREA) A MARTIAL ARTIST AND SURVIVALIST WHO INSTRUCTS IN CLOSE QUARTER COMBAT AND KNIFE FIGHTING.

NOW, BEING THROWN INTO THIS MANIACAL GAME HE HAS NO OPTION BUT TO DO WHATEVER IT TAKES TO SURVIVE AGAINST SEVERAL ASSASSINS AND SAVE HIS FIANCE’ FBI AGENT STACY ADLER (ANISSASMITH)WHILE COMING FACE TO FACE WITH THE MAN WHO STARTED IT ALL.

THE FILM IS EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY FRANKLIN CORREA, ROBERT PARHAM, ALSO DAYVEONNE BUSSEY AND JORGE VALENTIN. THE FILM WAS EDITED BY GOOD FRIEND CAMERAMAN/EDITOR JOHN PIEKOS OF SHACKLED PIG PRODUCTIONS WHO ALSO SERVES AS A PRODUCER ON THE FILM.

THE FILM’S MUSIC WAS MADE COURTESY OF PETER JOHN ROSS (SONNYBOO.COM), KEVIN MACLEOD (INCOMPETECH.COM), ITALIAN MUSIC COMPOSER GIACOMO BUCCI AND FINALLY THE ONE AND ONLY INDIEPENDENT HORROR DIRECTOR/FILM COMPOSER MARC FRATTO OF INSANEORAMA PRODUCTIONS. THE MUSIC WAS MADE TO FIT ITS 80’S FEEL FOR THE FILM ONCE AGAIN PAYING HOMAGE TO CORREA’S FAVORITE DIRECTOR’S JOHN CARPENTER, ALSO WALTER HILL AND MICHAEL MANN.

THE FILM WILL BE RELEASED ON DIGITAL PLATORMS (YOUTUBE, XUMO, HULU, PLUTO TV, TUBI TV, AMAZON PRIME, VUDU, INDEMAND AND FANDANGO NOW)THROUGH MAVERICK ENTERTAINMENT AND DISTRIBUTED ON BLU-RAY, DVD WITH AMAZON.COM FROM NEWARK FILMS ON JANUARY 14TH, 2020 SO MARK YOUR CALENDARS.

I have nothing but the upmost respect for Correa who is out there busting his ass to make his dream a reality and he really brings an urban and gritty feel to his flicks while showcasing authentic Ninjutsu techniques on film that delivers the desired bone breaking results. Correa is one of the hardest working guys in the field and he is a force to be reckoned with in the indie action department.

Be sure to support independent action cinema this January and check out Correa’s Manhunt when it hits the shelves!