By: John M Jerva

For those of you needing an indie sci-fi/action fix, we’ve got you covered with the new thriller Agent Revelation which hails from writer, director and star Derek Ting. Also starring is Michael Dorn who is best known for playing on Star Trek: TNG. A new trailer and poster has just dropped and check it out below as it contains numerous battle sequences.

Written, directed by and starring Derek Ting, the film fixes on Jim Yung, a rejected CIA analyst, has been exposed to an ancient ‘dust’ that transforms him into a super soldier that can communicate with aliens. When a secret organization works with him to discover why aliens have returned to Earth, the truth comes at a price.

In addition to Star Trek : The Next Generation’s Dorn, AGENT REVELATION also stars Kayla Ewell (“Roswell : New Mexico”), Eve Mauro (The Oath), and Teo Brines (Wind River).

Ting had an opportunity to talk more about his character of Jim Yung and stressed how he wanted him to be relatable to the audience.

“I believe great characters and stories are grounded with some sort of reality we live in. For example, the main characters in $upercapitalist and Always, my first 2 features were inspired by friends that were bankers, lawyers and tycoons I had met while living in Hong Kong where I’ve been based for the last 15 years. A good friend of mine from New York, where I was born, grew up and had worked, visited Hong Kong. When we met up, he told me about meeting and finding his biological Mother for the first time as well evaluating how his life would have been had he not been adopted at the age of 8 years old. He grew up rebellious in the United States, eventually being disowned by his adopted parents: not a phone call after turning 18. Having grown up with loving protective parents all my life: a support system to pursue my dreams; the thought of having been abandoned twice by parents is a fascinatingperspective. Through Jim Yung, the main character’s eyes, the film tackles major obstacles in an organic way: bullying, racism, abandonment, loneliness, feelings of inadequacy, how does our main character approach his own needs and wants? Does he have something to prove? What instances in his life were instrumental in him helping find his true calling.”

The action and stunts for the movie was handled by Joe Fidler, of Netflix’s The Punisher and the upcoming blockbuster The Suicide Squad with Chad Finnerty (Tron : Legacy) and Jaimie Lee Jota-Finnerty (“Fear the Walking Dead”) serving as the visual effects supervisor and visual effects producer, respectively.

Quiver Distribution will launch Agent Revelation on Digital and VOD on January 22nd so watch the trailer below!

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