Jason Statham will be gearing up to take Hong Kong by storm in an upcoming action thriller to be set in the SAR.

The film will have Statham play an ex-pat British man in Hong Kong who goes on the run with a female Chinese operative to solve a kidnapping cast that could make an impact on the world.

Aside from starring, Statham will produce with longtime collaborator Steven Chasman, as well as Gongming Cai and Julian Favre. The script, which is already done, has been written by Kurt Wimmer, whose works include Equilibrium and Salt.The film will be a co-production of SJ Pictures and China-based Road Pictures.

Production on the yet-untitled film is set to begin in the Fall of 2016.

H/T: Variety