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iflix lines up first Filipino film

Malaysia-based VoD service iflix is set to launch its first original movie to come out of the Philippines.

Action-fantasy drama Mystified will be made available exclusively on iflix’s ad-supported and subscription services on March 29.

It tells the story of four sorceresses who are sent to live in the real world to protect a magic portal and mankind from a great evil that is coming their way.

The film reunites Filipino stars Iza Calzado, Karylle, Sunshine Dizon and Diana Zubiri with director Mark A Reyes V after they previously collaborated on the fantasy series Encantadia over a decade ago.

The group formed Sanggre Productions to be more involved in the creative process around the project.

Iflix said the film combines “local star power with high-octane action sequences and state-of-the-art CGI and visual effects, historically seen only in cinematic releases, with the aim of raising the bar of local film production.”

Mark Francis, iflix’s global director of original programming, said: “Iflix originals have enjoyed much success with premium drama series and comedy, so we are excited to expand our content offering to movies with the company’s first production out of the Philippines.”

Iflix is currently available to consumers in Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Brunei, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Myanmar, Vietnam, the Maldives, Kuwait, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon, Egypt, Sudan, Cambodia, Nepal, Bangladesh and Morocco.

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