Director Jimmy Henderson’s new actioner, The Prey, is now on par for the course as we enter a new year of festivals and market updates. As such, the production has paired up with Toronto-based Raven Banner for international sales ahead of EFM which launches on February 7 in Berlin.
Actor and martial artist Gu Shang Wei makes his return to the screen since handing out a pretty fair performance in the 2016 action drama, Bloody Destiny. Undoubtedly and as of the film’s premieres at BFI in the UK and at Busan in South Korea late last year, this ought to be an ample segue for him onto the world stage.
My review will be up this week first thing. In the meantime, Raven Banner’s acquisition as of last week, as reported by Screen Daily, now signals new poster art to help make its case. Check it out below!
RAVEN BANNER LANDS THE PREY FOR INTERNATIONAL SALES
PRISONERS ARE HUNTED FOR SPORT IN THIS KINETIC ACTION THRILLER
Toronto-based Raven Banner has picked up international sales rights to Cambodia’s first million-dollar action film The Prey and will launch sales at the EFM in Berlin next month.
XYZ Films represents North American rights to the film, which capitalizes on the popularity of Jailbreak, the first Cambodian film acquired by Netflix that was directed by Jimmy Henderson from a screenplay by Michael Hodgson.
Henderson returns as director on The Prey and reunites with Hodgson and co-writer Kai Miller on the story of Xin (Gu Shang Wei), an undercover Chinese cop who gets arrested during a raid on a gang he infiltrated.
When he is slung in a remote jungle prison, Xin is targeted by a corrupt warden who invites wealthy businessmen to hunt his criminal charges. Gu Sheng Wei and Vithaya Pansringarm star.