Lightbulb Film Distribution of the UK has picked up Busan and London Film Festival survival-thriller The Prey.
The survival thriller is the first $1M budgeted film from Cambodia Deadline exclusively reveal.
Lightbulb acquired the foreign-language title last week from Raven Banner at their first market, the EFM in Berlin. Set in the Cambodian jungle, the well-received genre pic is writer-director Jimmy Henderson’s follow-up to Jailbreak, Netflix’s first Cambodian acquisition.
Gu Shang Wei and Vithaya Pansringarm (Only God Forgives) lead cast with fight choreography handled by Lucy and Doctor Strange stunt performer Jean-Paul Ly. In The Prey, undercover Chinese cop Xin is on a secret international mission when a surprise raid puts him in a remote jungle prison where the visitors are wealthy thrill seekers and prisoners are pawns in a high stakes game of human hunting human.
The film is described as 93 minutes of extreme action packed violence that will satisfy us genre fans.
The film saw it’s premiere at Busan International Film Festival last year.
XYZ Films reps North American rights to the film. Release date for the UK yet to be set.