Focus Features International will commence sales on playwright Martin McDonagh's in-production black comedy In Bruges about hitmen, starring Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson and Ralph Fiennes.
Lionsgate brings David Moreau and Xavier Palud's adaptation of the Pang Brothers' cult horror hit The Eye, starring Jessica Alba, to market.
Voltage Pictures will begin selling Eric Red's thriller 100 Feet, starring Famke Janssen in what sales chief Nicolas Chartier describes as 'The Grudge meets Panic Room'.
The Weinstein Company brings Frank Darabont's The Mist, based on a novella by Stephen King about an evil fog, which is set to shoot in the spring with Thomas Jane attached.
First Look International offers A Spiritual Journey, Borat director Larry Charles' satirical look at religion. The company also has supernatural thriller After.Life, directed by Agnieszka Vosloo and starring Kate Bosworth as a woman trapped between life and death, and the dysfunctional family comedy Eliot Rockett directed by Patrick Sisam and starring Sharon Stone, Lucy Liu and Jimmy Fallon.
Arclight Films will present the completed thriller Unearthed, about an alien that wreaks havoc in a remote New Mexico town. Emmanuelle Vaugier, Luke Goss and Miranda Bailey star and Matthew Leutwyler directed.
Mandate arrives with Passengers, starring Patrick Wilson and Anne Hathaway. Rodrigo Garcia will direct the story of a plane-crash counsellor whose survivors start to disappear. Sony holds domestic rights.
Summit Entertainment will commence sales on Tarsem Singh's The Fall, a Googly film presented by David Fincher and Spike Jonze, about an injured girl in hospital regaled by tales from another patient.
Lightning Entertainment has Bickford Shmeckler's Cool Ideas, a completed comedy produced by Paul Weitz and Chris Weitz and directed by Scott Lew. Patrick Fugit stars as a nerd on a mission.
Nascent sales entity Odd Lot International has Marc Klein's completed romantic comedy Suburban Girl, in which Sarah Michelle Gellar plays a literary editor attracted to a notorious publishing magnate (Alec Baldwin).
Rigel Entertainment arrives with the American drama When A Man Falls In The Forest, in Competition.
Pyramide International will be selling competition film Irina Palm, starring Marianne Faithfull, an English-language drama from Sam Garbarski.
Wild Bunch launches sales on Hana Makhmalbaf's film Buddha Collapses Out Of Shame, about a girl who wants to attend school despite opposition from the Taliban. The film will be ready for Cannes, as will Barbet Schroeder's documentary Avocat De La Terreur which looks at 50 years of terrorism.
Following the success of Pan's Labyrinth, Wild Bunch reteams with Guillermo Del Toro who will produce horror-thriller The Orphanage from Juan Antonio Bayona.
Celluloid Dreams is looking for interest in Ric Burns' Andy Warhol: A Documentary Film, while Films Distribution's Lady Chatterley should create a stir.
Pathe's line-up includes Jan Kounen's long-awaited adaptation of Frederic Beigbeder's bestseller 99 Francs, exploring the underbelly of the advertising game, starring Jean Dujardin and Vahina Giocante. It will also bring romantic comedy Hunting And Gathering, from veteran director Claude Berri, starring Audrey Tautou and Guillaume Canet.
Rezo Films will proffer Julie Delpy's 2 Days In Paris about the relationship of two New Yorkers visiting Paris. Delpy stars with Adam Goldberg and Daniel Bruhl.
Most of the UK market titles are relatively small-budget independent films. The Works has picked up Andrew Piddington's The Killing Of John Lennon starring Jonas Ball as Mark Chapman. Swipe Films will be promoting its satire Jackboots On Whitehall, with a cast including Ewan McGregor and Alan Cumming. High Point Films has Irish/UK co-producton Kings, directed by Tom Collins, about Irish emigrants who return home for a funeral.
ContentFilm is introducing Scottish-set horror Outpost, which is still in production, while Carnaby has crime epic Rise Of The Footsoldier, in production from Bafta nominees Julian and William Gilbey. InFrame has Brendan Foley's finished thriller The Riddle starring Vinnie Jones, Derek Jacobi and Vanessa Redgrave. In the Berlinale official co-production market, Oscar winner Mia Bays is working with a US co-producer on Joe Dante's The Man With Kaleidoscope Eyes.
Sogepaq is selling both Panorama special screeners: Summer Rain from Antonio Banderas, and the Javier Bardem-produced documentary Invisibles. It also has a promo available for Julio Medem's much-anticipated Chaotic Ana. Filmax will show first footage of Brad Anderson's $15m Transsiberian, starring Ben Kingsley and Woody Harrelson. KWA has three new Spanish titles: JD Wallovits' La Silla, Marc Recha's Dias De Agosto and Javier Rebollo's Locos Por El Sexo. Latido has several films making their market debut including Berlinale regular Ventura Pons' Life On The Edge.
Beta Cinema's controversial Adolf Hitler comedy Mein Fuhrer, directed by Dani Levy, is generating the most buzz with international buyers. Meanwhile, X Sales has Hayo Freitag's animation The Three Robbers, based on the children's classic by Tomi Ungerer. The film has already sold in France to Wild Bunch's video arm Wild Side Video. SamFilm's The Wild Soccer Bunch 4 will be given its market premiere by Telepool - the third instalment was seen by two million cinema-goers last year.
Real-life stories dominate the Italian projects debuting in the market. Adriana Chiesa will be bringing Cuban Memories, six documentaries from veteran RAI journalist Gianni Mina, including A Day With Fidel in which the dictator talks about his life.
Adriana Chiesa will also be screening Primo Levi's Journey directed by Davide Ferrario about Levi's travels back to Italy after surviving Auschwitz.
Paris-based Scalpel Films will be promoting the much anticipated second work by Saverio Costanzo, In Memory Of Myself, appearing in Competition.
In addition to four titles in official selection, Fortissimo Films is selling three documentaries at the EFM - Annie Leibovitz: Life Through A Lens, directed by the photographer's sister; Mark Verkerk's Buddha's Lost Children, which won the grand jury prize at AFI Fest; and Alec Morgan's Hunt Angels.
Meanwhile Golden Network Asia has added several mainland Chinese titles to its slate and will be promoting Lu Yue's Thirteen Princess Trees, about delinquent youths, which won the special jury prize at last year's Tokyo festival, and Ann Hui's The Postmodern Life Of My Aunt.
Among Hong Kong companies selling local product, only a few have opted to attend the EFM. Media Asia is handling Peter Chan's $40m period action film Ci Ma, starring Jet Li, Andy Lau and Takeshi Kaneshiro. The film is currently shooting near Beijing.
Universe Films Distribution will be introducing Benny Chan's latest action title, Invisible Target, starring Nicholas Tse and Shawn Yue. The $8m cop drama is scheduled for delivery in June 2007.
The company also has new solo projects from leading horror directors Danny and Oxide Pang both of which are in pre-production. Danny Pang's $3m romance horror Dying Lover, is set to star Shawn Yue and Rain Li, while Oxide Pang's $3.5m crime thriller, The Photo, will star Aaron Kwok.
Leading the Japanese projects at the market will be the hotly anticipated epic Genghis Khan - To The Ends Of The Earth And Sea from legendary producer Haruki Kadokawa, depicting the life of the warrior. Some 27 years in the making and budgeted at $25m, the film celebrates the 800th anniversary of Mongolia's foundation under the conqueror. Major Japanese studio Shochiku premieres Genghis Khan, directed by Shinichiro Sawai and starring Takashi Sorimachi (Yamato) and Rei Kikukawa (Godzilla: Final Wars).
Toei Company will be promoting martial-arts comedy The Sword Of Alexander, which director Yukihiko Tsutsumi describes as 'a period film version of Kung Fu Hustle'.
Stylejam has Satoshi Miki's latest film Wandering About (Ten-Ten), currently in post-production. The film stars one of Japan's biggest international names, Joe Odagiri (Bugmaster, Sway) playing a man heavily in debt who agrees to walk across Tokyo on foot with his collector as penance.
Thailand's Sahamongkolfilm International, which launched its international sales unit at Berlin last year, is premiering Tabunfire, an action film produced by Tom Yum Goong director Prachya Pinkaew, and starring martial-arts actor Dan Chupong. The film has already been sold to the US, Brazil and Japan. Sahamongkolfilm will also present The Bodyguard 2, director-actor Mum Jok Mok's follow-up to the successful first film.
Lightning Entertainment's Kenny is a documentary-style comedy that would have been Australia's biggest hit last year if Happy Feet had not danced its way to the top. The decency and heart of its title character, a man who delivers portable toilets, should win over audiences.
Market premieres from Korea include CJ Entertainment's competition title I'm A Cyborg But That's Okay by Park Chan-wook, set in a psychiatric hospital, starring pan-Asian pop star Rain and Im Soo-jung. KM Culture premieres top local romantic comedy hit 200 Pounds Beauty about an overweight singer. Film Messenger has relationship drama Before The Summer Passes Away, Sung Ji-hae's debut feature starring Kim Bo-kyung. iHQ will tout horror comedy American Zombie by Grace Lee, a US-Korea co-production which has film-makers chasing zombies in LA.
In production, Showbox Mediaplex has drama Happiness from Hur Jin-ho (April Snow), starring Im Soo-jung and Hwang Jung-min as terminally ill patients. Core Studio is selling director Lee Myung-se's M, starring Kang Dong-won, and Cineclick Asia has Kim Ki-duk's Breath with Taiwanese star Chang Chen (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), which has pre-sold to six territories including Italy.
In development, Cineclick has Oriental Western The Good, The Bad, And The Weird from director Kim Jee-woon (A Bittersweet Life), starring Song Kang-ho (The Host). Prime Entertainment has My Mighty Princess from Kwak Jae-yong starring Shin Min-ah as a beautiful martial-arts prodigy; and Studio 2.0 has Highway Star, the story of a rock-star wannabe.