French production and distribution giant Le Studio Canal Plus has picked up international sales rights to The Princess And The Warrior (Der Krieger Und Die Kaiserin), the latest project from Run Lola Run director Tom Tykwer.

Princess, produced by Stefan Arndt's X-Filme Creative Pool, is completed and due for delivery to buyers this spring. The film, about a couple who must save each other before being allowed to fall in love, features Lola star Franke Potente, who is currently making headlines for her performance in hit German horror film Anatomie.

The deal gives Le Studio international rights outside Germany and North America. X-Filme has a first-look relationship with Miramax for the US, but it has not been confirmed whether the picture will be picked up under that arrangement. The deal is the first between X-Filme and Le Studio, although industry sources suggest that it could herald a long-term relationship between the two companies.Tykwer's two previous films Lola and Winterschlaefer were both sold by Bavaria Film International.