WATCH: BuyBust's Latest Trailer Is the Most Explosive and Violent One Yet
And that's saying a lot.
(SPOT.ph) There's only one more month left to go until the release of BuyBust, the highly anticipated action-thriller from Erik Matti. The film already premiered at the New York Asian Film Festival on June 29—along with the screening of a couple of other Pinoy films—but its release in local theaters is set for August 1. Still, the people behind the film are teasing movie buffs with the recent release of its official poster featuring a very beaten-up Anne Curtis.
BuyBust revolves around agents from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (a.k.a. PDEA) who are on a mission to catch criminals in a meth lab. But once the agents, including Curtis' Nina Manigan, infiltrate the slums where the operation is supposed to take place, they're the ones who get trapped by the residents of the area who are seeking revenge for civilian casualties of past raids.
Aside from the poster, they've also released the international redband trailer for the film. The previous teasers were already full of action-packed sequences and they weren't afraid to hit a little close to home. Some even featured Curtis' martial-arts skill set that she learned in preparation for her role. But this latest one is basically a culmination of the hard-hitting scenes and tension-filled dialogue you're sure to see more of in the movie.
The new trailer starts with a scene of a man named Chongki who puts a gun to the head of an old man. He tells the crying audience to watch as he counts down, before the sound of a gunshot is heard. The video then cuts to a scene of Nina making her way through an alley lined with dead, bloodied bodies. It is revealed that Nina doubted the success of the plan, annoying some of her colleagues. You'll then see the residents gearing up—with their pots, pans, wooden planks, and homemade explosives—to take on the agents. "Masarap ba—kayo naman ang inuubos namin?" a man asks them as they go face to face with the angry mob.
Other stars of the film include Joross Gamboa, Victor Neri, AJ Muhlach, Brandon Vera, and Nonie Buencamino.
BuyBust is another one on the long list of projects in the making for both Matti and Curtis. The former is also working on the sequel and spin-off series of the critically acclaimed On the Job, as well as the untitled Darna project starring Liza Soberano. The latter, meanwhile, has just released the dark romance Sid & Aya (Not a Love Story) and is also working on Aurora, an entry to this year's Metro Manila Film Festival. Despite their hectic work schedule, Matti and Curtis seem to be proud of their latest project and fans are sure to be treated to another exhilarating ride.