UK production company Power has signed a deal with Lionsgate UK to handle the theatrical launch of Power's first feature film, Flood.

Lionsgate will release the film at a central London cinema in August and may roll-out from there.

The $30m project is directed by Tony Mitchell and stars Robert Carlyle, Jessalyn Gilsig, David Suchet and Joanne Whalley.

Justin Bodle and Matthew Cope wrote the screenplay based on Richard Doyle's book fo the same name. The story follows experts trying to save London from devastation during a life-threatening raging storm.

Power's Bodle produced with Peter McAleese. Co-producers are Philip Key and Genevieve Hofmeyr for South Africa's Moonlighting Films and Michael Prupas for Canada's Muse Entertainment.

The film shot on location last year in London and South Africa.

Power founder Justin Bodle said: 'Flood is not only our biggest new production, but also our very first feature film, so this deal is an important milestone for us as a production and distribution company. It has all the elements of a classic disaster movie - high action, a great script, stunning special effects and a great cast - but with a distinctly British approach. It is also a very timely tale and as such we have received guidance from many partners including the Environment Agency.'

Mitchell previously directed TV projects including Supervolvano and Ancient Egyptians.