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Published on March 29th, 2017 | by Jae Monique


Principal photography begins on sci-fi action-thriller ‘Incoming’ from Benattar/Thomas productions

XLrator Media will distribute in North America. Premiere Entertainment Group will handle International Sales.

Scott Adkins (Doctor Strange, The Expendables 2) is set to star in the new sci-fi action thriller Incoming from prolific indie producers Benattar/Thomas Productions. Production is underway in Belgrade, Serbia. XLrator Media will distribute the film in North America. Foreign sales will be handled by Premiere Entertainment Group. The film is financed by the UK’s Sharp House.

Incoming marks the feature directorial debut of longtime Benattar/Thomas collaborator Eric “Z” Zaragoza and is written by Jorge Saralegui, based on an original story by Rick Benattar, Nigel Thomas and Jorge Saralegui.

The International Space Station is now a prison — the ultimate black site. No one’s getting out.  And no one knows it’s there. But when the imprisoned terrorists take over the Station and turn it into a missile aimed at Moscow, only a shuttle pilot and a rookie doctor can stop them. Their task is complicated by a rogue CIA agent (Adkins) who has his own plans for the station and the terrorists within.

Producers are Rick Benattar and Nigel Thomas. Premiere’s Elias Axume also serves as producer as does Milos Dukelic of Belgrade production service company, Red Production. Executive producers are XLrator Media’s Barry Gordon and Michael Radiloff, and Sharp House’s Ian Sharp, Rebecca Joerin-Sharp and Emma Dutton. Scott Adkins’ deal was negotiated by Joe Hutton of London’s BWH Agency and Brett Norensberg at Gersh.

“We’re thrilled to be working with Scott on this exciting new project. It’s a science fiction film but rooted in the realities of our world today. It explores familiar themes and looks at what could be our world in the not-too-distant future,” said producer Rick Benattar.

“We are excited to work with Scott Adkins again after our collaboration on Close Range. He is one of the best action heroes and martial artists in the world today,” said XLrator Media CEO Barry Gordon.


One of the fastest-growing independent film distribution companies in North America since its creation in 2010, XLrator Media, LLC ( will release 25 films in 2017. Recent releases include Academy Award winner John Ridley’s Jimi: All is by My Side starring Andre Benjamin as rock legend Jimi Hendrix, CBGB starring Alan Rickman, and SXSW hits Housebound and The Diabolical. XLrator Media is the home of four acclaimed releasing labels: Macabre for horror/genre (American Mary, Banshee Chapter), Turbo for action/thrillers (The Machine, Ironclad: Battle For Blood), Lifeframe for documentaries (Storm Surfers 3D, Queen Mimi, It’s So Easy and Other Lies) and Pace for multicultural films (Five Star, Allegiance, We The Party).


With a mission to produce innovative and commercial film and television, Benattar/Thomas Productions was launched in October 2015 by leading indie producers Rick Benattar and Nigel Thomas, who between them have credits on over 100 titles that have earned over a billion dollars in worldwide grosses and garnered over 300 awards, nominations and festival selections.


Premiere Entertainment Group (PEG) is a production, financing, and international sales company that has thrived since it first opened. PEG has rapidly acquired over 40 new titles, such as psychological thriller You Were Never Here starring Mireille Enos and Sam Shepard, Run The Tide starring Taylor Lautner, and family movie Breaking Brooklyn with Louis Gossett Jr and Nathan Kress. Premiere has also ventured into the world of television by acquiring the 8-episode sci-fi TV series “Dystopia.” Adding to their impressive sci-fi genre, they have Time Trap starring Andrew Wilson and The Veil starring William Moseley and William Levy. Their library now includes Sundance drama Little Accidents starring Elizabeth Banks and Josh Lucas along with the comedic drama “Match” starring Patrick Stewart & Carla Gugino, The Preppie Connection with Thomas Mann and We Don’t Belong Here with Catherine Keener and Anton Yelchin. PEG has completed the adventure drama Papa with Giovanni Ribisi and Minka Kelly, produced and directed by Bob Yari. The company completed the action film The Night Crew, starring Luke Goss, Danny Trejo & Bokeem Woodbine, as well as Code Of Honor, an explosive action thriller starring Steven Seagal. Premiere’s projects in production include the thriller Incoming starring Scott Adkins and, in pre-production, action film Legacy starring Dolph Lundgren and sci-fi actioner Ordeal directed by Juan Felipe Orozco (Greetings To The Devil).


Sharp House is a boutique media company that develops, produces and finances distinctive
content for film, television and digital platforms.


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