Pathe will produce the nextfilm from controversial French director Gaspar Noe. Enter The Void is an English-language Euros 10m film which isgearing up to shoot late this year.

Noe, a notoriouslymeticulous filmmaker, is preparing to shoot in Japan and France. The two leadroles will be filled by unknowns and a large part of the cast will be Japanese.

The story follows two youngWesterners who travel to Tokyo. With effects tipped to take some time, the filmshould be ready for Cannes 2007. A Japanese partner will likely hop on board Void with Pathe distributing in France.

Noe's last film, 2002's Irreversible starred Monica Bellucci and Vincent Cassel and had aspot in the official competition at Cannes.