Toronto-based Bogeydom Licensing has acquired world rights to Japanese cult director Ryuhei Kitamura's LoveDeath, a production of Tokyo-based companies Napalm Films and Suplex Inc.

The film, which premieres at Berlin's European Film Market, follows two lovers whose passion for each other incites the wrath of everyone around them, from the police, assassins and the yakuza.

Best-known for his films Versus, Alive, Azumi and Godzilla Final Wars, Kitamura is prepping his first English-language feature, Midnight Meat Train, based on the Clive Barker short story, shooting in late spring for Lionsgate.