APA is at the AFM touting North American rights to The Butterfly God, which Jay Russell of Ladder 49 fame has come on board to direct.

Ian Wilson of Sandstone Films produces the story of a young man forced to join an knight on a doomed mission to the Holy Land.

The film, which APA says is budgeted at $22m, is set to shoot in Germany and Morocco in 2015. No international sales agent was attached at time of writing.

Timothy Burrill and Deborah Sheppard serve as executive producers.

Jean Diamond brokered the deal on behalf of the producers with Will Lowery for APA.