Arclight Films' Asian label Easternlight Films has picked up worldwide rights to Wu Jing's action film Legendary Assassin at Filmart.

The deal, which excludes Hong Kong and China, is the first between Easternlight and Paco Wong's production company Gold Label Pictures from Hong Kong.

The $4m film marks the directorial debut of hot action actor Wu who is co-directing with Li Chung Chi. Wu also heads the cast along with Alex Fong and newcomer Celina Jade.

Set in a remote island, the story revolves around a small-time cop investigating a murder with a a mysterious martial arts master as chief suspect. Filming is due to expect this summer for a year-end release.

Wu has starred in Fatal Contact, SPL and the recent Fatal Move, which have all been acquired by Easternlight previously.