Dark Star Pictures has announced today that the action-thriller, THE PREY, open in virtual theaters Friday, August 21, with a North American VOD release to follow on August 25 on all major platforms.
The film has excited audiences and critics at festivals including: Busan International Film Festival 2018, BFI London Film Festival 2018, Hawaii Film Festival 2018, Night Visions, and most recently Fantasia Film Festival 2019. Loosely based on Richard Connell’s story of survival and adventure The Most Dangerous Game, THE PREY comes from writer/director Jimmy Henderson and the team behind genre festival hit Jailbreak.
Undercover Chinese cop Xin (newcomer Gu Shangwei), is on a secret international mission when a surprise raid puts him in a remote Cambodian jungle prison that plays by its own rules. Ruthless warden (Vithaya Pansringarm of Only God Forgives) sells prisoners as human prey for rich hunters looking for thrills in the jungle.
After years of hunting down ruthless criminals, Xin suddenly finds himself running for his life. If Xin manages to survive this sadistic game, he’ll walk out of the jungle the same way he came in: as a free man. If Xin fails, he’s just another hunting trophy.
THE PREY stars Byron Bishop (The Asian Connection, Back in Bangkok), Sahajak Boonthanakit (The Man With The Iron Fists, Zero Tolerance), Nophand Boonyai (Vampires: The Turning, No Escape), Vithaya Pansringarm (Only God Forgives, A Prayer Before Dawn), and Gu Shangwei.
The film is directed by Jimmy Henderson (Jailbreak). It is written by Henderson, Michael Hodgson (Poppy Goes To Hollywood, Hanuman), and Kai Miller (“The Eco-Warriors”).
Dark Star Pictures is a new-age North American distribution company, focused on bringing unique and targeted content to audiences across the country. The company is committed to releasing auteur-driven, original cinema in the theatrical, digital and home video space. Dark Star’s goal is to create original marketing campaigns directly catered to audiences who will embrace our brand of thought-provoking cinema. The company also services distribution companies and producers in the theatrical, digital, and festival space.
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