The Prey, the first Cambodian action film with a million dollar budget has been picked up for North American distribution. 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 which was picked up by Netflix.
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) 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.
US Theatrical openings will include Los Angeles and New York in October with a VOD release shortly thereafter.