Arclight Films And Paradox Entertainment Aim To Thrill In RECLAIM



From The Press Release:

RECLAIM, a new suspense-thriller inspired by real-life events, with a dynamic and powerful cast that includes JOHN CUSACK, RYAN PHILLIPPE, RACHELLE LEFEVRE (TWILIGHT, WHITE HOUSE DOWN, HOMEFRONT with James Franco and Jason Statham to be released November 27th), JACKI WEAVER (SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK, THE FIVE-YEAR ENGAGEMENT), and LUIS GUZMÁN (WE’RE THE MILLERS, BOOGIE NIGHTS, CARLITO’S WAY) is about to make the move from pre-production into production.

Written by award-winning Australian writer, LUKE DAVIES (CANDY), based on an original screenplay by CARMINE GAETA and directed by internationally acclaimed commercial director, ALAN WHITE (ERSKINEVILLE KINGS), RECLAIM is a penetrating thriller in which nothing is what it seems to be.

RECLAIM is a story of shocking twists and turns that starts out with Steven (RYAN PHILLIPPE) and Shannon (RACHELLE LEFEVRE), a young, happy-go-lucky American couple, who travel to Puerto Rico to finalize the adoption of their new seven-year-old daughter, a Haitian orphan named Nina. Charmed by the picturesque island and eager to bond with their new daughter, Steven and Shannon take advantage of their time in Puerto Rico to explore the idyllic coast and see the sights as a family, confident they are just days from returning home to begin their new lives together.

Events take an alarming turn, however, when Steven clashes with an intimidating local (JOHN CUSACK) and things go from strange to absolutely terrifying when Nina disappears from her bed one night. Despite frantic efforts to recover their daughter, the young couple hit roadblock after roadblock and become increasingly desperate once their trusted connection from the adoption agency (JACKI WEAVER) also goes missing. Their only ally seems to be Commandante Diaz (LUIS GUZMÁN). As the couple find themselves further entwined in a perplexing web of lies and confusion, their own relationship begins to unravel and things take an even more startling turn toward the unexpected.


RECLAIM is produced by Brian Etting (‘A Good Old Fashion Orgy’, ‘Relative Strangers’) Josh Etting (‘Relative Stranger’s, ‘The Godfather of Green Bay’), Fredrik Malmberg (‘Ain’t Them Bodies Saints’, ‘Let Me In’, ‘Reasonable Doubt’), Gary Hamilton (‘Lord of War’, ‘The Bank Job’, ‘Wolf Creek’), Silvio Muraglia (‘Prayers For Bobby’, ‘Tale Of The Mummy’, ‘High Speed’) and Mike Gabrawy (‘Bait’, ‘Resident Evil’).


RECLAIM has just moved into the production stage. Principal shooting takes place in Puerto Rico.

Arclight Films is handling international sales and will be presenting RECLAIM at AFM.


About Arclight Films:

Arclight Films is one of the world’s leading international sales companies for theatrical, television and home video. Arclight Films has sold over 130 motion pictures including the 2004 Best Picture Oscar® winner CRASH, and 2007 Golden Globe® Best Picture Nominee BOBBY.

Arclight Films additionally encompasses subsidiary labels Darclight Films, the edgy genre-driven division of the company whose films include the worldwide horror hit WOLF CREEK (2005) and the current slate that includes 3D shark action thriller BAIT 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 (2008) starring Jackie Chan and Jet Li, 14 BLADES (2010) starring Donnie Yen, legendary auteur Chen Kaige’s SACRIFICE (2011) and a live action adaptation of the world-renowned legend MULAN, now in pre-production. The latest additions to Easternlight’s slate include 2012 Cannes Film Festival “Directors Fortnight” official selection and Toronto International Film Festival Gala Selection DANGEROUS LIASIONS and THE ASSASSINS starring Chow Yun Fat. One of the latest additions to the Arclight Films’ slate includes 2013 Toronto International Film Festival official selection and Special Presentation MYSTERY ROAD.

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




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Christopher Gibson

Chris can be found only at night, playing vast hours of XBox 360, reading uniquely disturbing novels, and scouring Netflix for late sixties horror flicks. He has 69,000 Gamerscore and counting. Supposedly at the age of three, he beat Super Mario Bros. on NES, though possesses no recollection of this. Writing novels since the age of fourteen, he hopes to one day publish them. On Friday nights, he is seen at the local indie film theater, then the pubs next door shortly after, for thorough critique among friends. Follow him on Twitter @Literaryman420 


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