Magnet Releasing announced yesterday that it has acquired worldwide distribution rights to Mandrill, the new action film directed by Ernesto Espinoza and starring Marko “the Latin Dragon” Zaror. Zaror is a phenomenal talent from Chile who is making a big splash in the international martial arts scene, and just cinched the Best Rising Action star award at ActionFest 2010 in Asheville, NC. Winner of the Best Picture award at Fantastic Fest 2009, Mandrill is from the same team behind cult favorites Kiltro and Mirageman, also distributed by Magnet, and tells the story of a master assassin (Zaror) hell bent on avenging the murder of his parents.
“Ernesto and Marko deliver the goods once again. Mandrill is tons of action filled fun. Mind blowing fights that need to be seen to be believed,” said Magnolia’s Tom Quinn.
“Zaror continues to deliver phenomenal martial arts combined with great acting,” said producer Derek Rundell. “Ernesto once again created an action packed adventure that’s funny and cool. We are thrilled that Magnolia continues to believes and help us crossover into the international marketplace.”