The countdown is on for director Pedring Lopez’s new action thriller, Maria. Moviegoers in the Philippines will have first dibs when it releases locally on March 27 from Viva Films who have been continuing the campaign with an array of character posters now online at the bottom of the page.
Front and center of course is actress Cristine Reyes in her first-ever action role as a family woman whose life is upended when her violent past resurfaces to incur retribution, forcing her back into old throes one last time. I spoke to Reyes via e-mail with regard to this project succeeding the widely recognized BuyBust from helmer Erik Matti in a question pertaining to this being the latest in a raft of female-fronted thrillers, and this is what she stated:
It would be great if this wave can continue. It’s about time to show the world that Filipino filmmakers can also do excellent action films. Even more exciting that these movies are being fronted by strong female characters. The world kneeds to know that Filipinas also kick butt!
Sonny Sison (Nilalang, BuyBust) serves as action director. Check out the posters below, along with a batch of previously-released stills, and click here to read more!