By: John M Jerva
Today is Sarah Chang day here at Action-Flix. With the sensational news that the martial artist and actress will be joining Scott Adkins for
, we have an announcement for another project of hers that actually will see a release this Friday in theaters in America which is pretty big as this is the first Filipino movie to see a US theatrical launch. Accident Man 2
The film, called
, reunites Chang with award winning filmmaker Vincent Soberano who she worked with on Circle Of Bones and The Trigonal This time, Chang is dealing with a horrific, supernatural force in the new horror pic that is laced with breathtaking action sequences. Check out the poster, trailer, images and official press release below! Blood Hunters: Rise of the Hybrids.
Circle of Bones, an independent horror/action film written and directed by award- winning Filipino filmmaker Vincent Soberano is showing in US theaters starting October 22, 2021 in ten major cities. Released by Vertical Entertainment and represented by Safier Entertainment, it is produced by IndieGo Pictures Entertainment in cooperation with CMB Films and Blackburst Studios. The movie is in Tagalog and English language and was filmed in Panglao, Bohol and Cainta, Rizal.
“Circle of Bones” is based on Vincent Soberano’s unpublished book, “Yawa” – a tale of local superstitions and modern-day urban legends of the Visayas region. Set in the picturesque island of Panglao, Bohol, the story is told by a lone survivor of a mysterious cult suspected of mass murders and human sacrifices.
Soberano recounts how the story was developed while he was on location hunting for a different film. “I get my inspiration for stories usually in the most unexpected ways,” he recalls. “I was location-hunting for another movie and I stumbled into a cult temple in Bohol. Curious, I started asking around and based on stories from the locals, I came up with the new plot for Circle of Bones.”
Hollywood action star Sarah Chang rounds up the cast with Filipino stars Jana Victoria, Marela Torre, Ian Ignacio and Epy Quizon, with a cameo of the iconic Joel Torre. “This movie is uniquely Filipino and features sights and stories never before seen by the US audience,” says Jared Safier, one of the executive producers and a 4-time Emmy Award winning producer. “I’m confident it will do well in the US market, both theatrically and on streaming platforms.”
This is the first time a Filipino movie has been released theatrically in the United States, Canada and the UK by Vertical Entertainment, a top-ranked film distribution company based in Santa Monica, California, and founded by producers Richard B. “Rich” Goldberg and Mitch Budin in 2012. Following its theatrical release, the film will also be released on VOD, on platforms such as Amazon Prime, iTunes, Google Play, Microsoft Movies & TV, etc.
“Having a Filipino-made, independent genre film get a theatrical release throughout the U.S. is a huge achievement for me,” director Vincent Soberano says. “It gives me great pride as a Filipino filmmaker that I’ve gotten this far to represent Filipino films in the U.S. mainstream market. Next step, worldwide distribution!”
We have a full listing of the theater that the movie will be showing at along with the digital platforms that’ll show the movie after it’s theatrical release.
The initial theatrical listing* for the October 22 release is as follows:
NY: Kent Theater, Brooklyn, NY 11230
LA: Galaxy Mission Grove
Riverside, CA 92508
CHI: Emagine Portage
Portage, IN 46368
PHL: Westown Movies
Middletown, DE 19709
DAL: Galaxy Grandscape
The Colony, TX75056
HOU: SMG Pearland
DET: Emagine Rochester Hills
Rochester Hills, MI 48307
SEA: Galaxy Theatres Monroe
MIN: Emagine Lakeville
ORL: SMG Sunset Walk
Kissimmee, FL 34747
Charter / Spectrum / Time Warner
Smaller regional providers
Amazon Prime Video
Redbox On Demand
Microsoft Movies & TV