Anant Singh's Distant Horizon has acquired North American rights to Hong Kong martial arts film Flash Point from Mandarin Films.

This latest collaboration between director Wilson Yip Wai-shun and actor Donnie Yen, follows a cop and his undercover colleague trying to take down a ruthless gang of triads in 1997 Hong Kong.

Yen also choreographed the action, which features a variety of martial arts styles. Louis Koo, Collin Chou, Shaolin Temple-trained Xing Yu and Chinese actress Fan Bingbing also head the cast.

Mandarin co-produced the film with mainland China companies Polybona Film Distribution and Enlight Pictures. Yen, Nansun Shi, Polybona's Shan Dongbing and Enlight's Zhang Zhao have producer credits.

The deal was negotiated by Alan Grodin on behalf of Distant Horizon and Howard Frumes on behalf of Mandarin Films. Flash Point is set for an early August release in Hong Kong, China, and South-east Asia.