Arclight Films has picked up worldwide rights to sci-fi thriller Replicate, directed by John Murlowski (Black Cadillac), and Vietnamese action thriller Furie, starring fast-rising Vietnamese-Norwegian actress Veronica Ngo.
Produced by Murlowski and William Fay (The Hangover), Replicate stars Joel Courtney (Super 8), Andi Matichak (Halloween) and Cam Gigandet (Twilight).
The film follows three friends making a web series about their town who discover that their neighbours are being killed and replaced by creatures that are perfect copies of their victims.
Directed by Le Van Kiet (The Rich Woman), Furie stars Ngo as a gangster who is lying low in the countryside after becoming a mother, but can’t escape her violent past when her daughter is kidnapped in front of her eyes.
Ngo, who recently starred in Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Netflix original Bright, is also producing the film along with Bey Logan. Kefi Abrikh (Jason Bourne, Lucy) is on board as action director.
“The appetite for female-led action films and for thriller genre fare is very strong in the international marketplace,” said Arclight Films’ Gary Hamilton. “Veronica Ngo is one of Vietnam’s biggest stars right now and making massive international waves.”