Taiwan's Double Edge Entertainment has boarded King Of Fighters: The Movie which it will jointly finance and produce with Japan's Micott & Basara and Arclight Films/Easternlight Films.

Bobby Sheng, CEO of the Los Angeles and Taipei-based production and finance outfit, will produce alongside Axis Entertainment's Joseph Chou and Convergence Entertainment's Tim Kwok.

The live-action adaptation of SNK Playmore's best-selling video game franchise is to be directed by Gordon Chan from the beginning of next year.

Double Edge is also involved in financing Smother, starring Diane Keaton and Liv Tyler, and The Heaven Project, starring Paul Walker and Piper Perabo, with Inferno Distribution.