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American Film Market Dailies


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NOVEMBER 1 - 8, 2017  SANTA MONICA

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Arclight Films Action Adventure ‘Guardians Of The Tomb’ Closes Major Deals at AFM

Arclight Films has completed major sales on the action adventure Guardians of the Tomb, it was announced today by Arclight Films CEO, Gary Hamilton. The company has closed deals for the Chinese co-production in North America with Gravitas Ventures and Signature Entertainment in UK. The film is slated to open wide in 3D in China through the film’s co-producer Grand Canal Pictures and China Film Group on January 19th, 2018.

 

Directed by Kimble Rendall, whose debut feature, Bait 3D, became one of the highest grossing Australian films in the history of Chinese cinema, the film stars an international cast including Li Bingbing (Transformers: Age of Extinction, Resident Evil: Retribution), Kellan Lutz (Twilight series, Tarzan), Kelsey Grammer (Toy Story 2, The Expendables 3, Transformers: Age of Extinction) and Chinese popstar and actor Wu Chun (14 Blades, Magic to Win).  

 

Written by Rendall and Paul Staheli (Triple Threat, Pressure) adventure follows a team of scientists who innocently stumble upon a well-preserved mummified Emperor from 200 BC China - unearthing a 2000-year-old nightmare. After losing a colleague in the ancient labyrinth, the group must battle their way through a swarm of deadly, man-eating funnel web spiders and discover the secret behind the insects’ power and unusual intelligence.

 

Guardians of the Tomb is and produced by Deng Shuo, Gary Hamilton (First Reformed, Jungle, Hotel Mumbai), Ying Ye (Bait 3D, Triple Threat) and Mark Lazarus (Jungle, The Loved Ones). Production companies on the film are Nest Holdings and Sleeping Otters Productions.

 

"We are thrilled to have found such solid and professional partners to release Guardians of the Tomb in these major territories,” said Hamilton. “We know that our film is in great hands and we are excited to see how the public reacts to what we know is a great time at the movies.”

 

ABOUT ARCLIGHT FILMS

Arclight Films is one of the world’s leading international sales companies for theatrical, television and home entertainment. Arclight Films has sold over 300 motion pictures including the Best Picture Oscar® winner Crash, and Golden Globe® Best Picture Nominee Bobby and Lord of War starring Nicolas Cage, Jared Leto and Ethan Hawke.

 

Arclight Films additionally encompasses subsidiary labels Darclight Films, the edgy genre-driven division of the company whose films include the worldwide horror hits Wolf CreekWolf Creek 2 and action thriller Bait 3D (the highest grossing Australian film in the history of Chinese cinema), and Easternlight, a specialty arm showcasing Asian cinema with the largest film library of any non-Asian-based indie film label. Films sold under the Easternlight banner include the worldwide blockbuster Forbidden Kingdom starring Jackie Chan and Jet Li, 14 Blades starring Donnie Yen, and legendary auteur Chen Kaige's Sacrifice.

 

The latest additions to Easternlight include Triple Threat starring Celina Jade, Guardians of the Tomb starring Kellen Lutz and Bingbing Li, Snow Girl and The Dark Crystal starring Bingbing Li, Wolf Warrior starring Wu Jing (which opened #1 at the Chinese Box Office, earning more than $32.5M in one weekend), Outcast starring Nicolas Cage, Special Id starring Donnie Yen, and Badges Of Fury.

 

Some of the latest additions to the Arclight Films’ slate include 2016 Official Cannes Directors’ Fortnight selection Dog Eat Dog starring Nicolas Cage and Willem Dafoe, directed and written by Paul Schrader, Hotel Mumbai starring Dev Patel and Armie Hammer, First Reformed starring Ethan Hawke and Amanda Seyfried, directed and written by Paul Schrader and an official selection at the 2017 Venice Film Festival, Telluride Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival, Heather Graham’s directorial debut Half Magic, The Confirmation starring Clive Owen and Maria Bello, directed by Academy Award-winner Bob Nelson (Nebraska), 2016 Sundance Official Selection Frank & Lola starring Imogen Poots and Michael Shannon, Predestination starring Ethan Hawke now in release through Sony Pictures, Last Knights starring Clive Owen and Morgan Freeman, Reclaim starring John Cusack, now in release through Lions Gate, Paper Planes starring Sam Worthington, and Shangri-La Suite starring Emily Browning and Luke Grimes to be released through a major studio and Jungle starring Daniel Radcliffe releasing in the US October 20th, 2017.

 

Arclight Films maintains a presence at all major motion picture and television festivals and markets with offices in Los Angeles, Sydney, Hong Kong, Beijing and Toronto. 

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