Hong Kong's Celestial Pictures has picked up international rights to action title Drunken Monkey directed by and starring veteran kung-fu master Lau Kar-Leung.

Lau, who directed classics such as 36th Chamber Of Shaolin and Eight Diagram Pole Fighter, came out of retirement to make the film which was produced by Hong Kong's Shaw Brothers.

The cast also includes another kung-fu master, Gordon Liu, who will appear in Quentin Tarantino's upcoming Kill Bill, and Beijing martial arts champion Wu Jing.