EXCLUSIVE: Key deals for Backup Media on Cannes Directors’ Fortnight entry.

Yakuza Apocalypse

French finance outfit Backup Media, which represents Takashi Miike’s Directors’ Fortnight entry Yakuza Apocalypse, has closed deals on the action-horror with German-speaking territories (Koch), France (The Jokers) and Benelux (Cineart).

Nikkatsu is handling Asian rights to the film about a yakuza vampire boss, starring The Raid’s Yayan Ruhlan and Riri Furanki (Like Father, Like Son).

Paris-based financier Backup, run by Joel Thibout, Jean-Baptiste Babin and David Atlan-Jackson, joined the project last AFM as part of a push for high-profile Asian art-house and genre films.

The outfit has backed a host of ambitious French, European and US films to date, including Nicolas Saada’s Taj Mahal, Yann Gozlan’s thriller A Perfect Man, Benoit Jacquot’s Diary of a Chambermaid, Ma Ma, starring Penelope Cruz, Pablo Virzi’s Human Capital and Martin Koolhoven’s upcoming thriller Brimstone.

Prolific cult Japanese director Miike played in competition in 2011 and 2013.