SAVAGE DOG, PREMAN, BABY ASSASSINS And More As Well Go USA And Hi-YAH! Announce More Titles To Its Summer Rollout
Well Go USA has announced three more titles to its Hi-YAH! roster via social media this week with Isaac Florentine’s Close Range and White Elephant helmer Jesse V. Johnson’s Savage Dog. The announcement also includes footage from Johnson’s ensemble actioner, Triple Threat, as well as Randolph Zaini’s 2021 crime drama, Preman, and the previously announced Fantastic Fest favorite, Baby Assassins from director Yûgo Sakamoto.
Florentine, recently in headlines for XYZ Films’ representation of his recently-completed mercenary thriller, Hounds Of War starring Frank Grillo, directs Adkins in Close Range who plays an ex-soldier who must protect his family from an evil cartel and a corrupt sheriff. In Johnson’s Savage Dog, Adkins is joined by Cung Le and Marko Zaror for a story set in 1950s Indochina where a former boxer due for release from prison seeks retribution against its evil warden and its criminal outfit.
Zaini’s Preman premiered at Seattle International Film Festival and also at last year’s Indonesian Film Festival where it won Best Visual Effects and Best Makeup and Hair Styling. The film stars Khiva Ishak (Iseng, Gundala, Bangkit) and centers on a deaf criminal with a traumatic past who, along witn his son, must fight their way out of their small village after witnessing a horrible murder.
Baby Assassins, which premieres this Summer for the 26th Fantasia Festival tells of two high school girls who are about to graduate, and who also happen to be highly-skilled assassins. When the organization that employs them orders them to share a room, their relationship turns sour. Sakamoto directs his fourth feature with a cast led by A Janitor actresses Akari Takashi and Saori Izawa.
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