EXCLUSIVE: Wrekin Hill has acquired North American rights from GFM Films to the 3D Dolph Lundgren film Legendary, which shot in China earlier this year.

The $14m film recounts the story of a trophy hunter who clashes with a crypto-zoologist over the hunt for a dragon-like creature in the jungle. The UK’s Scott Adkins also stars.

Wrekin Hill plans a day-and-date early 2014 release. CFO Rene Cogan and director of acquisitions Alex Mandell brokered the deal with GFM’s Fred Hedman.

GFM is currently in pre-production on director Asger Leth’s The Job with producer Lucas Foster, as well as animation Secret Defenders based on the Slinky toy.

Wrekin Hill has a multi-year US home entertainment distribution deal with Lionsgate and a three-year multi-platform output deal with Canadian distributor eOne.

The company’s upcoming slate includes Bille August’s Night Train To Lisbon starring Jeremy Irons, Melanie Laurent and Charlotte Rampling, as well as Gabriele Salvatores’ Siberian Education starring John Malkovich.