Samuel Hadida's Davis Filmshas enlisted Focus Features to handle sales outside of France and Japan to Onimusha, the ambitious live actionmovie of Capcom's best-selling video game. Hadida will produce the film basedon the game created by Keiji Inafune.

Davis sister companyMetropolitan Filmexport will handle distribution in France, while GagaCommunications, which is co-financing the film, will handle distribution inJapan.

The Oscar-winning effectsteam at WETA in New Zealand will create the world of Onimusha which is set to shoot in New Zealand in the second quarterof 2005. Capcom, which is also responsible for the Resident Evil video game on which Davis was partnered, haverecently released the third of the Onimushatrilogy of games which features Jean Reno and Takeshi Kaneshiro in Japan.