Dying of the Light (film)

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Dying of the Light
Directed by Paul Schrader
Produced by Scott Clayton
Gary A. Hirsch
Todd Williams
Written by Paul Schrader
Starring Nicolas Cage
Anton Yelchin
Irène Jacob
Cinematography Gabriel Kosuth
Edited by Tim Silano
Red Granite Pictures
Distributed by Lionsgate Home Entertainment
Country United States
Language English

Dying of the Light is an upcoming American action thriller film directed and written by Paul Schrader.[1] The film stars Nicolas Cage, Anton Yelchin and Irène Jacob.



In January 2010, director Nicolas Winding Refn was attached to direct Paul Schrader's scripted film, Harrison Ford was also attached to star as a lead.[5] On February 15, 2010 Refn left the film project to direct another film Drive.[6] On June 5, 2013, it was announced that Paul Schrader will now direct the film on his own written script, while Refn may be executive produce the film.[1] On July 30, 2013 Nicolas Cage has joined the film to lead, Ford and Channing Tatum were once attached to star when Refn was about to direct it.[2] On January 10, 2014 Anton Yelchin joined the film along with Irène Jacob and Alexander Karim also attached.[3] On March 6, Red Granite International has boarded the film to produce.[7] On August 19, it was announced that Lionsgate Home Entertainment had acquired that distribution rights to the film.[8]


The filming was set to begin on January 27, 2014.[3] The film was to be shot in Romania, including in Castel Film Studios, Bucharest, and was to will wrap shoot after five weeks followed by post-production to be done in the US.[4] On March 5, 2014 Cage was spotted on the set during the filming of The Dying of the Light in Queensland, Australia.[9] On March 6, it was announced that the shooting in Gold Coast, Queensland had wrapped and the rest of the film would be shot in Romania.[7]


  1. ^ a b JAGERNAUTH, KEVIN (5 June 2013). "Paul Schrader To Direct 'The Dying Of The Light,' Nicolas Winding Refn May Produce". indiewire.com. Retrieved 10 March 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Anderton, Ethan (30 July 2013). "Nicolas Cage to Lead Paul Schrader's Thriller 'The Dying of the Light'". firstshowing.net. Retrieved 10 March 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d e JAGERNAUTH, KEVIN (10 January 2014). "Anton Yelchin Joins Paul Schrader's 'Dying Of The Light'". indiewire.com. Retrieved 10 March 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Blaga, Iulia (22 January 2014). "Paul Schrader to shoot The Dying of the Light in Romania". filmneweurope.com. Retrieved 10 March 2014. 
  5. ^ Raup, Jordan (29 January 2010). "Harrison Ford To Star In Nicolas Winding Refn’s ‘The Dying Of The Light’". thefilmstage.com. Retrieved 10 March 2014. 
  6. ^ "Director Refn quits Jekyll and The Dying of the Light". hollywood.com. 15 February 2010. Retrieved 10 March 2014. 
  7. ^ a b Frater, Patrick (6 March 2014). "Red Granite boards Paul Schrader’s ‘Dying of the Light’". variety.com. Retrieved 10 March 2014. 
  8. ^ Fleming Jr, Mike (August 19, 2014). "Paul Schrader’s ‘Dying Of The Light’ Acquired By Lionsgate Home Entertainment". deadline.com. Retrieved August 19, 2014. 
  9. ^ Gordon, Naomi (6 March 2014). "Nicolas Cage ages: Star goes grey for The Dying of the Light film role". digitalspy.co.uk. Retrieved 10 March 2014. 

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