By: John M Jerva

For fans of the Filipino Actioner Maria from filmmaker Pedring Lopez will have much to celebrate as it is being revealed that his latest female centric action epic GI from his BlackOps Studios Asia and Psyops8 Productions Banner has been recently acquired by Blu Fox Entertainment. A big draw to this one is that Lopez is throwing in some Indonesian flavor and it will feature The Raid and John Wick 3 ass kickers Cecep Arif Rahman and Yayan Ruhian in prominent roles.

Filmmaker Pedring Lopez

The news comes courtesy of the European Film Market virtual event and this one sounds pretty cool and it says it’s related to the same universe of assassins that takes place in Maria which is a definite draw for fans.

Official Press Release: Director Pedring Lopez’s Asian-Set Action Film Will Star

Cecep Arif Rahman and Yayan Ruhian

“Gi” Is part of the universe of assassins created inLopez’s Hit Film “Maria”

Los Angeles, CA (Mar 2, 2021) – Blue Fox Entertainment announced today that they have acquired worldwide rights to the upcoming Asia-set action film, Gi, by director Pedring Lopez (Maria). Written by Lopez’s team, the film will star action standouts Cecep Arif Rahman

(John Wick 3, The Force Awakens, The Raid 2), and Yayan Ruhian(John Wick 3, The Force Awakens, The Raid, The Raid 2).

Gi is set to start production on location in Indonesia this spring. Blue Fox’s international sales division is introducing the film to international buyers at this week’s virtual EFM.

In Gi, a female assassin is forced to fight back through hell and everyone in her way to rescue her mother from the clutches of a rival gang. Outnumbered and outgunned, Gi must make her way through unknown territory in Jakarta, while fighting against the city’s most dangerous gang, the Palembang. Along the way, she joins forces with Jakarta’s deadliest assassin as they fight and survive to save her mother, and defeat those who want to take her place as the region’s most dangerous syndicate boss.

GI will be produced by Pedring Lopez (Maria), Rex Lopez(Maria), Scott Rosenfelt (Critical Thinking, Home Alone, Mystic Pizza, Teen Wolf) and Maia Yambao-Lopez (Maria)and is a BlackOps Studios Asia Production in Association with Psyops8 Productions.

Maria which was acquired by Netflix a few years back was a standout female led assassin thriller that really packed a punch so I’m excited to see what Lopez has up his sleeves with this new project. This project has been in the works for some time do it’s very satisfying to see some traction on it. Lopez is helming the long awaited sequel from a script he also wrote.

Casting is still underway and the lead actress is still being ironed out. When official news breaks and we know who will be the star, you’ll see it here.

Check out our review of Maria below and watch an exciting action clip from the film to show you what we are in store for with GI!

Maria Action-Flix Review:

https://action-flix.com/2019/05/29/review-cristine-reyes-has-arrived-and-is-all-bad-ass-in-the-filipino-action-film-maria/

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