SOURCE: Peace Arch Entertainment Group Inc.

November 27, 2007 03:30 ET

Peace Arch Entertainment Announces Commencement of Principal Photography of Action Film "Weapon"

UFC Middleweight Champion Rich Franklin Stars Opposite Bruce Greenwood and Tiffani Thiessen in Latest Addition to Peace Arch's Expanding Sales Pipeline

TORONTO--(Marketwire - November 27, 2007) - Peace Arch Entertainment Group Inc. (AMEX: PAE) (TSX: PAE), an integrated global entertainment company creating and acquiring critically acclaimed film and television content for worldwide distribution, today announced the start of principal photography of the action film "Weapon" starring UFC Middleweight Champion Rich Franklin opposite Bruce Greenwood ("I Robot," "Swept Away," "Deja Vu") and Tiffani Thiessen ("She Fought Alone," "Son in Law," TV's "Beverly Hills 90210"). Peace Arch will distribute the picture in Canada and act as worldwide sales agent.

In "Weapon," a lonely U.S. border patrol agent (Thiessen) apprehends a genetically engineered super-soldier (Franklin) and experiences the ride of her life when the soldier's creator (Greenwood) relentlessly hunts them down. The film is being produced by Joshua Gray and directed by John Stead, and is based on a screenplay by John Flock and Christopher Warre Smets. Executive producers are Jacqueline Kelly, Barbara Sacks, Kate Harrison and Lewin Webb. "Weapon" is currently filming in Hamilton, Ontario.

"Our representation of 'Weapon' is consistent with Peace Arch's strategy of building one of the largest independent film and television libraries in the world through high-volume production and third-party acquisitions," said co-writer and Peace Arch Entertainment President and Chief Operating Officer John Flock. "We expect 'Weapon' to have significant appeal in worldwide markets and generate sustainable revenues through multiple distribution channels in nearly every major international territory."

Peace Arch Entertainment's current line up of feature films and long-form television programming includes the Showtime Networks multi-Emmy Award-winning television event mini-series "The Tudors" starring Golden Globe® Award-winning actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers, which premiered to record audiences in the U.S. in April. Other Peace Arch productions include the powerful ensemble drama "Winged Creatures," starring Kate Beckinsale, Academy Award®-winners Forest Whitaker and Jennifer Hudson, Dakota Fanning, Guy Pearce and Jackie Earle Haley, and the romantic comedy "The Deal" from the best-selling Peter Lefcourt novel, with a cast that includes Academy Award®-nominee William H. Macy, Meg Ryan, LL Cool J and Elliott Gould, each of which is now in post-production.

About Peace Arch Entertainment Group Inc.

Peace Arch Entertainment produces and acquires feature films, television and home entertainment content for distribution to worldwide markets. Peace Arch owns one of the largest libraries of top quality independent feature films in the world, featuring more than 1,000 classic and contemporary titles. For additional information, please visit www.peacearch.com. For more investor-oriented information about Peace Arch Entertainment, visit http://www.trilogy-capital.com/tcp/peace-arch. For current stock price quotes and news, visit http://www.trilogy-capital.com/tcp/peace-arch/quote.html. To view an Investor Fact Sheet, visit http://www.trilogy-capital.com/tcp/peace-arch/factsheet.html. To read a transcript of a recent Peace Arch investor conference call or listen to an archived recording, please visit http://www.trilogy-capital.com/tcp/peace-arch/conference.html.

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