Tartan Films has acquiredall rights in North America and the UK to De Warrenne Pictures' supernaturalthriller Ghost of Mae Nak.
British writer/director MarkDuffield makes his feature debut with the Thai-language project. The film wasalready a success at the box office in Thailand and Malaysia.
The deal was struck byproducer Tom Waller en route to Cannes. Tartan plans a DVD release through itsAsia Extreme label in the UK this autumn, and Tartan USA will handle USdistribution.
Deals have also been struckwith CDK for Cyprus and Greece and with Nixbu Entertainment for Germany.
The company's head of salesOscar de Warrenne is handling sales for Ghost of Mae Nak, TheElephant King, and other titlesthrough the Thailand stand at Cannes.