Date: 2004 July 28 17:17
Posted by Joe
We've just heard from the folks at Dreamworks that they'll be showing exclusive teaser trailers at Otakon 2004. As always this massive anime convention is fun, and Dreamworks have supplied another reason to get over to Baltimore!
Press Release as follows:
DREAMWORKS PREMIERES CLIPS FROM
"GHOST IN THE SHELL 2: INNOCENCE"
AT OTAKON 2004
DreamWorks will be treating thousands of fans to an exclusive look at the highly anticipated sequel to Mamoru Oshii's cult anime film "Ghost in the Shell" at Otakon 2004, being held from July 30 to August 1, 2004 in Baltimore, MD.
Never-before-seen clips from "Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence" will be presented to Otakon attendees this Friday, July 30th, between 11:30am and 12:30pm. Representatives from DreamWorks and Production I.G. will be hosting this special preview in Panel 1.
Footage of "Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence" will also be shown throughout the three-day convention at the DreamWorks booth (#1223), where free postcards and posters from the upcoming movie will be available. Also represented at the DreamWorks booth will be the animated movies "Shark Tale," "Madagascar," "The Wallace & Gromit Movie," and "Millennium Actress" as well as the new computer-animated series "Father of the Pride," being produced by DreamWorks for NBC's 2004-2005 slate.
"Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence," which became the first anime film ever to screen in competition at the Cannes Film Festival this year, is the story of a solitary cyborg who desperately wants to hold on to what's left of his humanity in a world where the worth of the human soul is fading almost into obscurity.
"Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence," which was once again written and directed by Mamoru Oshii, will be released in U.S. theaters on September 17, 2004 under the Go Fish Pictures banner, a division of DreamWorks Pictures. Produced by Production I.G, the team behind the anime segments in Quentin Tarantino's "Kill Bill: Volume 1," this is the second anime film to be distributed by Go Fish Pictures, following the September 2003 release of Satoshi Kon's "Millennium Actress."
About DreamWorks SKG
DreamWorks SKG was formed in October, 1994, by its three principal partners—Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen—to produce live-action motion pictures; animated feature films; network and cable television programming; home video entertainment; records; books; toys; and consumer products.