Arclight Films has had a busy time handling demand for its forthcoming espionage action film Lord Of War, starring Nicolas Cage.

The $48m thriller is to be directed by Andrew Niccol from mid-July on location in South Africa. It co-stars Monica Bellucci and Ethan Hawke.

The picture was licensed to Gaga Communications for Japan, Momentum for the UK, Dutch Film Works for The Netherlands, Scanbox for Scandinavia, A-Media for Russia, Spentzos for Greece, Castello Lopes for Portugal, Gulf Film for the Middle East, Mongkol for Thailand, Alpha Films for Brazil and Gussi for Mexico and Central America.