Arclight Films’ Asian division, Easternlight Films, has acquired world rights excluding Hong Kong, China and Taiwan to sci-fi action film Future X-Cops, starring Andy Lau.

Directed by Wong Jing, the film is being produced by China Film Group, Taiwan’s Scholar Multimedia and Mega-Vision Pictures of Hong Kong. Tony Siu-tung Ching (Hero) will create and direct stunts and choreography for the film.

The film’s story revolves around a corporate conspiracy targeting a doctor who has created a new technology which threatens the corporation’s monopoly on the city’s energy resources.

The film is being lined up for a wide release across mainland China at Christmas.

Scholar Multimedia producer Mu-Ho Tsai stated: “In a time of global recession, China continues its investment in film production as can be seen with the investment and support for Future X-Cops.”