Nilalang or Sonzai-sha (存在者 lit. Entity?) is an 2015 Philippine action horror film starring Cesar Montano and Maria Ozawa. It is an official entry to the 2015 Metro Manila Film Festival and will be shown on December 25, 2015. Nilalang is about a local forensic expert who teams up with an heiress to a transnational organized crime syndicate originating from Japan. Robin Padilla was supposed to be Ozawa's leading man in this film but due to his wife Mariel Rodriguez's delicate pregnancy, he decided to back out to take care of his wife. Nilalang released its official trailer on October 12, 2015.Plot: NBI special crimes division agent Tony (Cesar Montano) encounters an evil entity which is bent on killing and torturing beautiful women, one of which was his girlfriend, years after he have thought to have killed the malevolent spirit. People close to Tony is in danger including his partner Jane (Meg Imperial), who has romantic interest towards him with everyone in the agency aware of this fact except for Tony. The spirit, who has killed many people in Japan, is thought to be targeting women from a certain clan of samurai. In Manila, Miyuki (Maria Ozawa) takes care the family business with her younger sister taking care their aging father. Miyuki is later forced to help in the investigation regarding the murders after Akane went missing and their father was found dead to put of stop to the evil entity's killing spree.