Cyborg She, financed by a Japanese production consortium and Korea's Centurion Movie & Knowledge 3rd Investment Fund, is being directed by Korean filmmaker Kwak Jae-young, whose credits include pan-Asian hits My Sassy Girl and Windstruck.
The CGI-heavy film tells the story of a young man, played by Keisuke Koide (First Love), who falls for an emotionless cyborg (Haruka Ayase) who rescues him from an earthquake.
Currently in post-production, Cyborg She is scheduled for release during next year's May 'Golden Week' in Japan. Japanese partners on the film include Gaga, Amuse Soft, Dentsu and TBS.
Gaga sold the film to Scorpio East Pictures for Singapore and Malaysia at last week's TIFFCOM.
Also on Gaga's slate is Fuji TV-backed action title Shaolin Girl, which is a wholly Japanese production but has Hong Kong filmmaker Stephen Chow on board as producer along with Hong Kong cast. Directed by Katsuyuki Motohiro, the film also stars Kou Shibazaki (Sinking Of Japan). Japanese release is scheduled for spring 2008.
Gaga is also lining up a series of Chinese co-productions, starting with TV mini-series Wild Life, based on a best-selling manga about a band of intrepid ER vets, which the company plans to spin off into a film. Production on the 3 x 90-minutes mini-series is scheduled to start in December in China and Thailand.
Gaga's pan-Asian co-productions complement the company's international collaborations such as Onimusha which is being co-produced by Samuel Hadida and Davis Film. The company is also seeking a US partner for horror project Yoroi, which is being produced by cult filmmaker Ryuhei Kitamura.