A Nicolas Cage-starring mainstream remake of the Christian film will be making its Asian market debut at Filmart.
Repped by Arclight, the new version – which also features Ashley Tisdale () and Chad Michael Murry () – stars Cage as a commercial airplane pilot who discovers his passengers vanishing into thin air one by one during a flight.
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is one of two religious-themed Arclight-fronted Cage-starrers making their bows at Filmart. The actor is also in the Chinese-Australian co-production , in which he plays a disgruntled crusader (alongside another played by Hayden Christensen) who wanders to East Asia and ends up defending a kingdom in China from a foreign invasion.
Both films are now in the pre-production stage. Marking the directorial debut of veteran stunt co-ordinator Nick Powell (, ), will be partly shot in Beijing and the rural hinterlands in Yunnan province, with producers still in the process of finalizing its Chinese cast.
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Meanwhile, Arclight’s Chinese-language film subsidiary, Easternlight, will bring to Filmart the Hong Kong-set . The film stars Jet Li, Wen Chang () and Taiwanese actress Michelle Chen () as detectives tracking a serial murderer.
Easternlight will also be shopping the second and third installments of Gordon Chan’s martial arts trilogy . The two new films will be shot in 3-D and will be completed by July, the company said.