Voltage Pictures has boarded international rights to action title The Keeper starring Steven Seagal.

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment holds US video and VOD rights to the story about a Los Angeles police officer who flees South of the border after he is nearly killed by his greedy partner.

He finds work as the bodyguard of a wealthy Mexican businessman's daughter and when the girl is kidnapped by gangsters he goes after them in search of revenge.

The Keeper was shot in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in association with Voltage Pictures. Union Bank Of California's Bryan Lacour and Alex Cho arranged the financing.

Keoni Waxman directed and Seagal produced with Phillip B Goldfine. Voltage co-head Nicolas Chartier served as executive producer with Roman Viaris.

'We are excited by this film's prospects and look forward to success at AFM. Our pre-market deal with TCFHE bodes well for that success', Goldfine said.

Voltage's sales slate includes Kathryn Bigelow's war film The Hurt Locker, which was recently acquired by Summit Entertainment for North America, as well as the Ashton Kutcher comedy Spread and George A Romero's latest untitled zombie project.