Universal Pictures has bought North America and select territories on Sam Raimi's upcoming low budget horror film Drag Me To Hell as a flurry of deal-making set EFM alight.

Meanwhile Momentum sealed UK rights to Sundance hit Hamlet 2 from Focus Features International in a deal estimated to be worth over $2m.

And Paramount Vantage International was stirring up bidding wars in both Germany and Spain on Martin Scorsese's upcoming thriller Shutter Island starring Leonardo DiCaprio. The film is only available in those two territories.

Mandate International is selling worldwide rights to the film; Raimi wrote the screenplay with his brother Ivan about a woman (Ellen Page) who commits a small sin to advance her career and becomes cursed in the process.

A tentpole release for Paramount Pictures in 2009, Shutter Island is based on the novel by Dennis Lehane (Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone) and is being produced by Mike Medavoy and Arnie Messer's Phoenix Pictures.

DiCaprio plays a US marshal in pursuit of a murderess who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane. Michelle Williams, Ben Kingsley, Mark Ruffalo and Patricia Clarkson also star.

Hamlet 2 stars UK comic Steve Coogan as a drama teacher who pens a musical sequel to Shakespeare's play. Focus paid more than $10m for worldwide rights to Andrew Fleming's comedy last month.