Think Raiders of the Lost Ark for tweens (complete with a teen version of Harrison Ford ala Billy Unger) featuring a talented cast of child stars and you’ve got a pretty good idea of who MeThinx Entertainment’s new action-packed film, The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone will be attracting to the theaters in droves when it opens to a limited nationwide release this Friday, March 1, 2013.
Filmed almost entirely on location in Thailand, The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone aims to entertain both kids and parents alike with themes of friendship, teamwork and good conquering evil, while ultimately teaching kids their tremendous value. The film was written, directed and produced by bestselling author Bill Muir (The Crossing, Invisible Enemies) based on his series of fictional novels of the same name. A brand new version of the novel, co-written by New York Times bestselling author Alex Kendrick, is slated to hit shelves in conjunction with the 2013 theatrical release. Read sample chapters here!
The journey of The Lost Medallion begins as Daniel Anderson (Kendrick) visits a foster home to drop off a donation and is quickly roped into telling the kids a story. Daniel tells the tale of Billy Stone, played by Billy Unger (Lab Ratson Disney XD, American Treasure, You Again) and Allie played by Sammi Hanratty (American Girl: A Christmas Carol) 13-year old friends who discover an ancient medallion and unintentionally transport themselves to a mystical island, back in time. In order for Billy to save Allie’s life, he must forfeit the medallion to the island’s ruler. To win back the medallion and save the island people from slavery, Billie and Allie must work together with a young, arrogant king (Jansen Panettiere younger brother of Hayden Panettiere), the king’s sidekick (William Corkery), and a wise old island man (James Hong), who guides their way. Together, this unlikely crew will not only learn to work together, but learn that when they do, great things can be accomplished.
We’re particularly excited that adorable Marlowe Peyton (Santa Paws 2) stars is this film as Lisa! As a special favor to Hollywood Mom Blog, Marlowe will be signing and giving away Lost Medallion tee shirts (size small), movie posters and pens to a few lucky members of our readership! To enter to win, like The Lost Medallion Facebook Page and follow their Twitter, then head over to Hollywood Mom Blog’s twitter and facebook page and give those a like and a follow too. It’s that simple! Winners will be announced March 8, 2013!
The Lost Medallion has already developed a following through its “Medallion Squads.” These groups are established in communities across the country to bring the film’s positive message to audiences nationwide. For more information about The Lost Medallion, Medallion Squads and to access the official movie trailer, please visit www.TheLostMedallion.com.
About MeThinx Entertainment:
MeThinx Entertainment, LLC is a studio, production, distribution and publishing company based in Southern Oregon. The company was founded in 2008 by best-selling author and director Bill Muir and entrepreneur and philanthropist John Duke; two men who wanted to bring family entertainment to the big screen. MeThinx Entertainment’s vision is to produce family-oriented films that are especially attractive to children and teens while positively influencing the culture as a whole.