One of the most thrilling features coming our way comes from the creative auspices of director Jimmy Henderson (Jailbreak) following last year’s festival outing, The Prey, Cambodia’s first $1 million dollar-budgeted action feature. The film premiered at Busan and at BFI in London and is currently in the market for buyers by way of internatonal sales agent, Raven Banner.
Among the lot via Deadline, we now have fledgling distro banner Lightbulb Film Distribution stepping up to the plate and picking up for its UK-bound release with a date now pending as of last week at EFM in Berlin. Actor and martial artist Gu Shang Wei, stars in the film as an undercover cop swept away amidst a botched raid, forcibly incarcerated and left to fight for his survival among prisoners hunted for sport in a maniacal warden’s deadly game for rich, affluent huntsmen.
Also starring are Vithaya Pansringarm and actress Dy Sonita, actors Byron Bishop, Nophand Boonyai, Sahajak Boonthanakit and Rus Mony, and featured fight choreography by Henderson’s Jailbreak star, Jean-Paul Ly serving behind the scenes.
“We’re delighted to be bringing The Prey to UK audiences later in the year,” said Lightbulb. “As fans of the director’s last film, Jailbreak, we thought we knew what to expect – but Henderson delivers even more intense violence and spectacular martial arts. It’s 93 minutes of fast-paced action, which will more than satisfy genre fans.”
The Prey hails from Kongchak Pictures and Altered Vision, and from XYZ Films who rep North American rights. You can check out our review here.