Arclight Films’ specialty arm Easternlight has picked up international rights to Legend Of A Rabbit: Martial Of Fire 3D, produced by Tianjin North Film Group.

The film is a sequel to 2011 animated feature hit Legend Of A Rabbit, which featured an English-language voice cast including Jon Heder, Michael Clarke Duncan, Tom Arnold and Rebecca Black.

Sun Lijun is returning to direct the sequel, which is being presented at Cannes by China’s State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT) as the first film in a special focus on Chinese animated features.

The story sees Rabbit lose his kung-fu skills in a match against a cunning opponent, then rediscover himself and his talents, so he can reclaim the lessons originally presented to him by his master.

Tianjin North Film Group produced with CB Film, Liuyijiu Film and ICBC Bank.