Easternlight has acquired worldwide rights excluding Japan and several other Asian territories to the Japanese martial arts film Sasori.

The saga about a vengeful sword-wielding woman is based on the 1970s comic books and cult film series and was the inspiration for Kill Bill.

Easternlight managing director Ying Ye acquired the film, which is in post-production, at the recent Pusan Film Festival, and will commence sales here at the AFM.

Joe Ma Wai Ho directed Sasori, which stars Miki Mizuno and was produced by Junichi Matsushita.