Cambodian Million Dollar Action Thriller 'The Prey' Goes International

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Cambodian Million Dollar Action Thriller 'The Prey' Goes International

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:40 pm

Raven Banner traps Cambodian action thriller 'The Prey' for international sales (exclusive)
By Jeremy Kay18 January 2019
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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 capitalises 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.

Raven Banner’s Michaelangelo Masangkay brokered the deal with producer Loy Te.
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Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:50 pm

September 20, 2019
Action thriller: ‘The Prey’ looks like a million bucks

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NEW action thriller “The Prey”, marking the return of Jimmy Henderson the director of Cambodian action blockbuster ‘’Jailbreak’, made its premiere on Tuesday night at the Major Cineplex Cambodia at Aeon2.

It is also reputedly the first action film produced on a million-dollar budget.

Renowned for his spectacular action films, Henderson’s latest movie also sees a reunion of screenwriters Michael Hodgson and Kai Miller to elevate the film to prominence in the Cambodia International Film Festival (CIFF).

In international screenings, Toronto-based ‘Raven Banner’ is promoting the Cambodia action thriller at the European Film Market in Berlin.
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On the run and fighting to stay alive is the core of “The Prey” which brings to the big screen spectacular action scenes featuring tense gun battles and explosions in the story of Xin (Gu Shang Wei), an undercover Chinese cop who becomes the hunted for a change.
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Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:39 pm

Sequel to Cambodian Action Hit 'Jailbreak' in the Works (Exclusive)
June 25, 2020 12:27pm by Borys Kit

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Jailbreak, Cambodia’s acclaimed — and first — action movie, is getting a sequel.

Jimmy Henderson is back in the director’s chair for what is being tentatively titled Jailbreak: Round 2 as are the leads, Jean Paul Ly, Dara Our and Tharoth Sam, who played cops that must break out of prison with a key witness during a riot.

Joining them for this new actionfest are Cecep Arif Rahman and Yayan Ruhian, action stars known for their chops in The Raid movies as well as John Wick 3 – Parabellum. Rahman and Ruhian will be playing villains.

Written by Kai Miller, the story sees Cambodia’s ragtag, renegade team of martial arts commandos band to defeat a fugitive crime lord “lodged atop 30 floors of hell,” according to producer Loy Te. Te’s Kongchak Pictures is behind the movie with additional financing from Westec Media.

The project is looking to shoot in 2021. Song Te and Michael Chai are exec producing.

Jailbreak won best action film at Fantasia Film Festival in 2017, also nabbing a special action award and a nomination for most innovative feature. The movie, which highlighted a fighting style known as bokator, was picked up by Netflix.

The movie proved a major hit and engendered comparisons to Ong-Bak and The Raid, marking a major leap for the local production scene. Actor Our went on to become the national coach of the Bokator federation and has been training the country’s army in the hand-to-hand combat using bokator techniques.

The project will be making its debut during the Cannes Virtual Market.
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Post by phuketrichard » Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:07 pm

lets hope this one is better, as jailbreak was one of the worst movies I have seen in ages
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Re: Cambodian Million Dollar Action Thriller 'The Prey' Goes International

Post by John Bingham » Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:44 pm

FFS Richard, why do you take every opportunity to be so negative about Cambodia? It's not even amusing, give it a break.
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Re: Cambodian Million Dollar Action Thriller 'The Prey' Goes International

Post by whatwat » Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:52 pm

To be fair it’s pretty crap.
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Re: Cambodian Million Dollar Action Thriller 'The Prey' Goes International

Post by newkidontheblock » Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:01 pm

Jailbreak had a bonafide porn actress not taking off her clothes and screwing someone over. The leading lady doesn’t look like a movie star built with enhanced cleavage. Loads of pointless action. Sure it’s not as slick as a Hollywood production. But way loads better than the average Khmer film.

It’s a good first effort. Can’t wait to see the follow up. It will only get better.
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Re: Cambodian Million Dollar Action Thriller 'The Prey' Goes International

Post by GMJS-CEO » Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:48 pm

newkidontheblock wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:01 pm
Jailbreak had a bonafide porn actress not taking off her clothes and screwing someone over. The leading lady doesn’t look like a movie star built with enhanced cleavage.
Had to look it up and see who the actress was, she was a well-known porn star. I was always impressed by her acting when I was younger but lost track of her work at some point.
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