Worldwide Sales Agent, Arclight Films, has been racking up pre-sales with theatrical release intentions for “Lost in the Pacific“ the first Chinese
3D Sci-Fi action adventure film in English. The film is currently in its final postproduction phase and Arclight Films anticipates a worldwide release by
the end of 2015.
Starring Brandon Routh (“Superman Returns”) and Chinese actress Yuqi Zhang (“White Deer Plain”), “Lost in the Pacific” is a 3D Sci-Fi
action adventure film helmed by Chinese director Vincent Zhou (“Last Flight”). The story sets in 2020 when a group of international elite passengers
embark on an inaugural luxury and transoceanic flight that later gets into a seemingly unexplainable catastrophe.
“Lost in the Pacific”
is making major headway to become a top international Chinese film, utilizing far-reaching first-rate global resources, including a multi-award-winning
team in front of and behind the camera. Filmed at Malaysia’s Pinewood Studios in the spring of 2015, the film is now finishing its
visual effects by UFO Internationals. The film’s sound editing is supervised by Oscar-nominated Kami Asgar and Sean McCormack. Oscar-winner Mark Paterson (“Les Miserables”) did the final sound mixing for the film.
During filming, “Lost in the Pacific’s” international cast and its universal themes attracted industry attention across the global film market.
Arclight Films, which is handling all rights outside China, started the first round of sales in May during the Cannes Film Market when the film was still in
production. Since then, the film has secured a number of deals, including Ram Indo in Vietnam, Viswaas in India, Aqua Pinema in Turkey, Pioneer in
Philippines and Pt Prima in Indonesia. Arclight Films will be presenting the film to buyers with
never before seen footage at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).
Releasing a film in China, the United States and across the world can be ambitious for any Chinese film, but Arclight Films is confident in “Lost in the Pacific.” Although China’s movies have found their niche market in Mandarin-speaking communities in cities such as Los Angeles, New
York and Seattle as more Mainland Chinese films getting released in United States, “Lost in the Pacific” is different from other Chinese films. The
film is not only aiming to release in major cities around the world, it’s perfectly positioned for a wider release as it is an English-speaking film and
lacks a significant amount of language and cultural barriers than many other Chinese films to date. Having represented many Chinese films including “Special ID,” “Wolf Warrior,” and “Snow Girl and the Dark Crystal,” Clay Epstein, SVP of Sales and Acquisitions for Arclight Films remarked, “’Lost in the Pacific‘ is extremely marketable and holds significant commercial value due to its international casting, story telling and the quality
“China’s film industry is witnessing increasing box office sales both at home and overseas,” said Elliot Tong, Head of Asian Sales and Acquisitions for
Arclight Films. “A film like ‘Lost in the Pacific‘ has all the makings of an international success story on a global scale.”
Director Vincent Zhou also hopes the film will be able to reach more audience worldwide. “It will be an extraordinary visual and acoustical experience with
a unique adventure story for the global audience without language barriers,” he said.
Distributors have a wonderful opportunity to offer audiences something fresh and exciting,” continued Tong. “Buyers from all territories see enormous
potential in ‘Lost in the Pacific.’ There’s not only fierce competition between Chinese films and American films but also between different Chinese
films with the goal of being released to the American marketplace, and I firmly believe in Vincent Zhou and the his international team highly-acclaimed
Arclight Films will be showcasing the film further at the American Film Market in November. ‘Lost in the Pacific’ could very well be the first
Chinese independent Sci-Fi film to receive a same-day release worldwide.