Gaumont has announced a $12 million first feature from director Julien Leclercq.

Chrysalis, is a science-fiction action thriller set in Paris in the year 2020 about two people with nothing in common: an innocent girl looking for her lost memories and a cop forced to pay for his.

The cast includes Albert Dupontel and Melanie Thierry with technical assistance from Alain Figlarz, who has coordinated stunt work on such films as The Bourne Identity and Brotherhood Of The Wolves.

Gaumont will show a four-minute promo reel to buyers in Berlin with the French release expected in November 2007.

Gaumont will also mark the international market premiere of Regis Warnier's $20 million thriller Seeds Of Death based on the best seller by Fred Vargas and starring Jose Garcia. Deals already concluded on the film include Square One/ZDF in Germany, TV Azteca in Latin American, Elysees in Benelux and Monopole Pathe in Switzerland.

Further, two screenings of Julie Gavras' prize-winning Blame It On Fidel have been added at Berlin. The film stars Stefano Accorsi and Julie Depardieu and has been sold to Japan's Toshiba, Canada's Equinoxe and Argentina's MGB among others with buyers from English-speaking territories circling eagerly.