Dimension Filmshas acquired acquired North American distribution rights from Constantin toCorey Yuen's video game adaptation Dead Or Alive.
The long-gestating project is based on Tecmo's game andfollows three women as they fight their way through a martial arts contest.
Devon Aoki,Sarah Carter, Natassia Malthe, Matthew Marsden, Jaime Pressly, Eric Roberts andnewcomer Holly Valance star in the picture, which shot in China and is inpost-production for an autumn 2006 release.
Paul W SAnderson and Jeremy Bolt, co-founders of Constantin subsidiary Impact Pictures,produced with Constantin's Bernd Eichinger and Robert Kulzer, and MindfireEntertainment's Mark Altman.
"I am happy tobe in business with Paul W S Anderson, Jeremy Bolt, Constantin and directorCorey Yuen," Dimension chief Bob Weinstein said.
"This acquisitionshows our continued effort to diversify the Dimension slate of films, expandingus into the realm of martial arts and action."
WeinsteinCompany co-president of production Michael Cole and executive vice president ofbusiness and legal affairs Barry Littman along with Dimension's head ofproduction Richard Saperstein negotiated the deal with Constantin board memberMartin Moszkowicz and executive vice president of business and legal affairsMarsha Metz.