Dead or Alive: According to Variety, Hong Kong helmer Corey Yuen has signed up to direct Dead or Alive (aka "DOA") for Impact Pictures, a subsidiary of Germany's leading independent production and distribution company Constantin Film.

Based on Tecmo's best-selling "Dead or Alive" videogame franchise, the script was penned by J.F. Lawton.

Production is planned for the end of the year after Yuen has wrapped Transporter 2, the sequel to 2002's The Transporter, for producer Luc Besson.

"DOA" continues Impact and Constantin's exploitation of videogame properties, which began with the 2002 hit Resident Evil, based on Capcom's videogame of the same name. The companies' follow-up, Resident Evil: Apolcalypse, is being released in September.