Japanese distrib Avex has pre-bought Brit sci-fi drama “Telepathy” starring Cillian Murphy, Natalie Press, Miranda Richardson and Sam Neill.Sales agent Beyond Films has also lined up pre-sales with Prooptiki for Greece, Bulgaria, the former Yugoslavia and Romania; Video Films in Brazil; Gussi in Mexico; and Prime Pictures in the Mideast. Pic, set to shoot early next year, is the feature directing debut of actress Lesley Manning. Script is by Stephen Volk. It’s the story of a Russian astronaut and his twin brother on earth who are used by the government to experiment with telepathy. Producers are Andrew Curtis and Laurie Borg.