Director Pedring Lopez (“Darkroom” “Nilalang”) has completed production on his most recent project “Maria”. The Action/Thriller stars Christine Reyes (“El Presidente”, “No Other Woman”) as Maria, a wife and mother living an idyllic existence until her past as an assassin destroys her life and sets her on a path of revenge against her previous employer.

“Maria” is set for a theatrical release on March 27th, 2019. A trailer for the film has been released and can be viewed below.


When a former BlackRose cartel assassin deliberately betrays them by refusing to complete her mission, the cartel orders her execution. Unbeknownst to them, she fakes her own death and is able to create a new life of her own. When the cartel discovers she is alive, the hunter becomes the hunted as she fights to get revenge on those who took her new life away from her. (Blackops Studio Asia)

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