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Monday, July 10, 2017

"ROBOTS" -- Arclight Films' Big Budget Russia-China Co-Production Enters Preproduction

Arclight Films and Sarik Andreasyan Embark on New Big Budget Sci-Fi Action Feature Film


LOS ANGELES (July 10, 2017) – Arclight Films and director Sarik Andreasyan are thrilled to announce their newest feature film, ROBOTS, an exhilarating sci-fi adventure that has just moved into the preproduction process.

The English language Russia-China co-production has just begun the casting process and will be directed by Sarik Andreasyan (GUDARIANS, EARTHQUAKE, AMERICAN HEIST).  This film highlights a new and innovative trend to bring high quality bigger budget coproductions to the global marketplace, which will be filmed in both Russia and China.

Gary Hamilton, Managing Director of Arclight Films (CRASH, LORD OF WAR, THE BANK JOB, PREDESTINATION), Ying Ye (BAIT, RECLAIM, GUARDIANS OF THE TOMB), and Mike Gabrawy (JUNGLE, TRIPLE THREAT) will produce the film alongside Andreasyan.  Arclight Films’ Ruzanna Kegeyan will serve as Executive Producer.  “We are excited to work with Sarik, one of the most gifted directors from Russia who has a keen ability to successfully translate his work onto the big screen.” Said Hamilton. “ROBOTS is a highly, commercially viable film that will resonate with audiences all over the world and keep moviegoers on the edge of their seats throughout the cinematic experience.”

The sci-fi adventure centers on a post-apocalyptic Earth destroyed by humans. Chaos ensues when an explosion allows deadly creatures known as “Wretches” to enter the city.  But, a group of men, led by Cassius sets out to save what is left of humanity from these Wretches.  They discover for the first time giant Mechs, with advanced looking weapons that look like they are specifically designed to survive the outside world.  They decide to take the Mechs and attempt to reach the mythological “Station 88” to try and bring back help to save their friends and families.

“I’m delighted to be working with Gary Hamilton and the Arclight Films team, who have a global reputation of bringing films like ROBOTS to audiences in virtually every country around the world.” Said Andreasyan. “The film is very personal to me and I’ve been working on it for quite some time. Watching it begin to come together is absolutely thrilling. It’s not just that we have the capability to create a high-budget sci-fi film, it’s a true passion coming to life.”

Arclight Films is handling worldwide rights on ROBOTS.

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 CREEK, WOLF 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 SNOW GIRL AND THE DARK CRYSTAL starring Li Bingbing, 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, BADGES OF FURY starring Jet Li and TRIPLE THREAT starring Scott Adkins, Tony Jaa, Iko Uwais and Michael Jai White.

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, 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.

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. For more information on Arclight Films please visit

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