Universal Pictures International has picked up UK, Australian, German, Italian and Scandinavian rights to Hong Kong director Dante Lam's vampire thriller Twins Effect. The film is being handled by Arclight Films.

The deal was brokered by Wayne Borg, Peter Smith and Phil Rudge for Universal and managing director Gary Hamilton for Arclight.

The picture, produced by Emperor Multimedia Group and the UK's Spice Factory, was sold during the AFM to Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment for North America and Latin America. Arclight previously sold Twins Effect stars Hong Kong singing sensations "Twins" Charlene Choi and Gillian Chung, Ekin Cheng and features an extended guest appearance by Jackie Chan.

Other earlier deals included sales to North America and Latin America, Comstock for Japan, Deal Entertainment for France, MPA for Brazil and Portugal, Audio Visual for Greece, Cedarland for the Middle East and Central Partnership for the CIS.