Leading Malaysian exhibitor-distributor Golden Screen Cinemas has pre-bought Summit Entertainment's Around The World In 80 Days.

The action adventure based on the Jules Verne classic tale is directed by Frank Coraci, but importantly stars Jackie Chan, who continues to be a huge draw in the territory. The film is currently in pre-production

The company is an enthusiastic pre-buyer of international movies which are vehicles for top Asian stars. Earlier this year, Golden Screen was an early buyer - with partner Golden Harvest in Hong Kong - of Bulletproof Monk, which was then handled by Signpost Entertainment. That gives top billing to another Chinese regional superstar Chow Yun-fat.