After their first action film Hanuman, Cambodia is about to once again break through in the world of action with their upcoming action thriller Jailbreak.
The film is meant to showcase the art of Bokator , a locally-based style that is similar to Muay Thai, but where Muay Thai is more known as a sport today, Bokator is a more lethal ancient style that relies on close quarter combat with many weapons used as well.
What started as a simple escort mission will soon turn to chaos as the prisoners of Koh Kla take over the prison grounds. Five special task force officers trapped in the building will have to fight their way out for survival, as they wait for backup to come.
Directed by Jimmy Henderson, the film stars Jean-Paul Ly, Dara Our, Savin Phillip, Céline Tran, Tharoth Sam, and Sirivudh Sisowath. The film is said to have some of the top martial artists and stunt professionals from the area with a budget of roughly $300,000US with some of the production shot in Malaysia as well. +
The film will be released in its native Cambodia on January 31, 2017 and with this brand of action, here’s hoping for an international release in the near future as well.
H/T: Chamnan Muon