South Korean director Kim Ki-duk's latest project 3-Iron has secured a co-financing dealfrom Japan's Happinet equal to 50% of the film's budget.

Sales agent Cineclick Asia says that a deal has also beencompleted with France's Pretty Pictures which, together with Japan, means that80% of the budget is covered.

Kim's previous two filmshave both performed well overseas, with SamaritanGirl winning Best Director at Berlin and Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring earning $900,000 afterfive weeks on release in North America.

Cineclick has also almost sold out on competition title Old Boy, with recent deals concluded forSpain (Lola Films), Portugal (New Age), Turkey (Umut), Brazil (Golden Films),and Hungary (Budapest Films).

Meanwhile horror title TheDoll Master was pre-sold to Thailand's Nontanund, with managing directorSuh Youngjoo saying that remake interest in the film from Hollywood majors ishigh.