By: John M Jerva
Just last week, it was announced that director Jimmy Henderson would reunite with action cinema phenom Jean-Paul Ly for a sequel to their breakout hit Jailbreak. That news is certainly welcome for action film buffs and now we have official word of a release date for The Prey which was also helmed by Henderson with Ly collaborating on the film’s fight sequences as action director and fight choreographer.
The Prey was acquired last year by Dark Star Pictures and it stars newcomer Gu Shangwei in a brutal and rapid fire take on The Most Dangerous Game. I have been promoting the film here on the site for a while now and now we have word that it’ll hit virtual cinemas here in the U.S. on August 21st followed by a Digital and VOD rollout a few days later on the 25th.
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.
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.
The film also stars Byron Bishop, Sahajak Boonthanakit, Nophand Boonyai, Vithaya Pansringarm (ONLY GOD FORGIVES) and judging from the initial trailers, the action will be jaw dropping as is expected from this ultra talented crew.
Theaters and cities showing the film will include Los Angeles (Laemmle), New York (Alamo On Demand) and more.
Hit up the most recent trailer one more time if you haven’t seen it while waiting for August!
Source: Bionic Buzz- https://www.bionicbuzz.com/film/jimmy-hendersons-the-prey/