Nicolas Cage, Hayden Christensen Sign on for ‘Outcast’ for AFM (Exclusive)

Arclight Films is getting into the China business, with the feature film “Outcast,” which is being packaged pre-AFM with a cast including Hayden Christensen and Nicolas Cage

Arclight Films is getting into the China business, with the feature film “Outcast,” which is being presented to buyers ahead of next month’s AFM with a cast that includes Hayden Christensen and Nicolas Cage, a person familiar with the project has told TheWrap.

Budgeted at $25 million, the film is set in 10th Century China, and follows a warrior who attempts to redeem himself by saving a princess. 

James Dormer is writing the script for the feature, which will mark the directorial debut for stunt man, Nick Powell. Arclight Films is selling worldwide rights to the project, which is aiming to film next year.

Dormer has worked on a number of British television series, including the BBC's spy show, “Spooks.” Cage recently signed on to “I am Wrath” for Emmett/Furla, and David Gordon Green’s southern drama, “Joe.”

Reps for Christensen did respond for comment to TheWrap.