It is Asian August and the Summer of Asians continue into the first day of the eighth month of 2018. And, here are the feature length films opening up all over the world with lead talent of Filipino descent.
Erik Matti’s new crime thriller, BUYBUST is setting a new benchmark for Filipino action films — and Pinoy Cinema overall. His last feature was Seklusyon (screened in competition at the Los Angeles Philippine International Film Festival in 2017) and he is developing the feature film version of Darna for the same studio, Viva Films.
A Hollywood veteran of the last twenty-five years both as a stunt coordinator and a fight choreographer, Sonny Sison has worked on such projects as 2014’s Godzilla starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, 2003’s The Rundown starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Ernie Reyes, Jr., 2018’s Showdown In Manila starring Alexander Nevsky and Casper Van Dien and the 2012 viral short film, The Punisher: Dirty Laundry starring Thomas Jane, just to name a few, has led him to reinvigorate the action genre in Southeast Asia as an action director and producer with a focus of bringing international productions to the Philippines.
The action escape film stars Anne Curtis (2014’s Blood Ransom), UFC Fighter Brandon Vera (2006’s The Black Eyed Peas: Bebot, Version 1 directed by Patricio Ginelsa Jr.) and Victor Neri (2018’s Citizen Jake, 1999’s Brokedown Palace). The film opened in the Philippines on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 and opens at select U.S. and Canadian cities on Friday, August 10, 2018.
Based on the best selling novel, CRAZY RICH ASIANS starring Nico Santos (of NBC’s Superstore) and Pinay personality, Kris Aquino arrives in theaters on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 in the USA and Wednesday, August 22, 2018 in the Philippines.
Opening in theaters on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 is DOG DAYS starring Vanessa Hudgens.
And, MILE 22 opens in theaters on Friday, August 17, 2018 co-starring Ariel Felix.