New Korean sales outfit M-Line has pre-sold romantic drama Kitchen to Showgate for Japan.

The $1.2m film is due for a February 2009 release in Korea. Starring Ju Ji-hun, from the pan-Asian TV series Princess Hour, the film follows members of a suicide club who end up in a gruesome survival game against a faceless murderer.

Showgate also previously acquired Ju-starrer Antique from Fine Cut, and looks to push both titles on consecutive release.

Founded by Michelle Son, former head of international business at Showeast, M-Line also handles Showeast titles, of which it sold horror film To Sir With Love to I-ON Media for Germany.