EXCLUSIVE: Jackie & JJ International has sold Jackie Chan’s action adventure Chinese Zodiac to Universal Pictures International Entertainment (UPIE) for territories including North America, UK and Eastern Europe.

UPIE has also acquired the film (aka CZ12) for Australasia, Africa, France, Portugal, Italy and Spain.

The deal was negotiated by Ramy Choi on behalf of Jackie & JJ and Jasper van Hecke on behalf of UPIE.

Chan directed and stars in the film, which was released in China in December 2012 and has so far earned more than $180m worldwide.

Filmed on location across five continents and seven countries, Chinese Zodiac follows a treasure-hunter (Chan) searching the world in search of ancient relics.

Chan broke Guinness World Records for ‘Most Stunts Performed by a Living Actor’ and ‘Most Credits in One Movie’ whilst making the film.

Chan’s next project, Police Story 2013, will be released this December. Ding Sheng is directing the film, which stars Chan, Liu Ye and actress Jing Tian.