Get ready for the long awaited Showdown in Manila in the new year!

ITN Distribution has picked up the rights to the action film, which marked the directorial debut of action star and Iron Chef America chairman Mark Dacascos and has set a release date for January 2018.

The film was produced by and stars Russian powerhouse Alexander Nevsky and features an ensemble cast of action stars, including Dacascos himself, Don “The Dragon” Wilson, Cynthia Rothrock, Casper Van Dien, Matthias Hues, Tia Carrere, Olivier Gruner, and Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa.

The film follows private detectives Nick (Nevsky) and Charlie (Van Dien) who live and work in Manila. A murder investigation leads them to the jungle camp of an international terrorist called The Wraith. Not trusting the police, Nick and Charlie assembly a team of daredevils to walk straight into the Wraith’s lair and fight an army of his goons.

Dacascos’ father, legendary martial artist Al Dacascos and Sonny Sison, collaborated on the fight choreography of the film. Mark Dacascos directed from a script by Craig Hamann.

Look out for Showdown in Manila in select theaters on January 19, 2018 followed by a VOD/Digital HD release on January 23 from ITN Distribution.