A March 2020 release has been set for actor and director Vincent Soberano’s latest action horror, Blood Hunters: Rise Of The Hybrids. TriCoast Entertainment officially announced its acquisition this week and is launching world sales at AFM.
The news comes duly as the film is set to premiere in front of an audience at the seventh-annual Urban Action Showcase at the AMC Empire 25 cinemas in New York City on Saturday, November 9. The film marks Soberano’s return to the UASE three years since Blood Hunters – his inaugural proof of concept short – won Best Short Film at the 2016 Cinemax HBO Action Film Competition at the UASE.
Produced by IndieGo Pictures, Soberano stars opposite Chinese-American martial artist, actress and stunt professional Sarah Chang who makes her lead debut. In the film, Chang plays Gabriella, an ex-cop who sets out to find the Aswang beast that murdered her family. She’s pulled from near death and rescued by a clandestined unit of monster slayers on a mission of their own to find the Aswang hive and kill the queen, but it’s only a matter of time before they realize they’re all pawns in a more nefarious scheme.
Blood Hunters: Rise Of The Hybrids has been dubbed as a visionary cinematic work for its applications of Filipino martial arts in conjunction with its introduction of Filipino folklore for audiences abroad. The film scored a Best Feature Film win at the New York Cinematography Awards last month, according to The News And Story Board’s Maria Uduji Osit-Li.
Actress Mayling Ng (Wonder Woman, upcoming The Suicide Squad) commands the screen as the Aswang Queen opposite Soberano and Chang, and action stars Ian Ignacio (The Trigonal: Fight For Justice) and Monsour del Rosario (Master). Also starring are Roxanne Barcelo (Tragic Theater, Wildflower), Mekael Turner (The Trigonal: Fight for Justice, Crazy Alien, China Salesman), Levi Ignacio (BuyBust), Temujin Shirzada (A Cure for Wellness, Fatal Blades), Will Devaughn (Desperadas 1 & 2, Beautiful Justice), Althea Vega (Watch Me Kill, Of Sinner and Saints) and several FMA masters in the Philippines.