Date: 2018 September 27 20:50
Posted by Joe
The good folks from Manga Entertainment UK have sent us the details of their latest cinema release MFKZ. It's something a bit quirky collaboration from French comic artist Guillaume "Run" Renard and Japanese anime studio - Studio 4°C, creators of Tekkonkinkreet, Genius Party, Mind Game, Spriggan, Harmony and bits of The Animatrix. It's pitched as "The dark but stunningly animated sci-fi mélange of anime, film noir, and Lucha Libre". The action scenes shown in the trailers are exactly the sort of action you'd expect from Studio 4°C.
The film hits UK and Irish Cinemas on Thursday 11th October 2018. You can book tickets now by visiting www.mfkzthemovie.com.
Press release as follows:
MANGA ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS THE OFFICIAL TRAILER FOR MFKZ
In cinemas 11 October 2018
MFKZ features the voices of Michael Chiklis (The Shield, American Horror Story), Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad, The Usual Suspects), Jorge Gutierrez (The Book of Life, Son of Jaguar), Dascha Polanco (Orange is the New Black, Joy), RZA, Vince Staples, and Danny Trejo (Machete, Predators). The "Tekkonkinkreet" dream team of co-director Shojiro Nishimi and art director Shinji Kimura reunite to bring to life MFKZ, a dark but stunningly animated sci-fi vision mélange of anime, film noir, and Lucha Libre, which made its world premiere at the 2017 Annecy International Film Festival.
Presented by Manga Entertainment, MFKZ debuts in UK and Irish cinemas on Thursday, October 11. Showings are dubbed in English. Tickets for "MFKZ" are available now at www.mfkzthemovie.com or at participating cinemas.
MFKZ centers on young Angelino and his skull-and-flame pal Vinny, who live in a seedy tenement in an L.A.-inspired dystopian metropolis - a burnt-out, gang-and-cockroach-ridden, neo-urban hell. Following a scooter accident Angelino starts experiencing migraines, strange hallucinations and fits of rage-inspired superpowers, as he slowly awakens to the truth of his origins: he is half human and half Macho, a supernatural alien race that is bent on taking over the planet.
"This is a remarkably creative and unique film - offering a compelling mash-up of genres, styles and influences." Marketing Manager Andrew Hewson said. "We are incredibly excited to be working closely with Studio 4°C and Ankama to release MFKZ in the UK & Ireland. The brand new voice cast is truly impressive and we can't wait for audiences to see it."
About Manga Entertainment, Ltd.
Manga Entertainment is a vertically integrated digital film company comprising of production, international sales and distribution. Founded in 1987, Manga Entertainment quickly earned the reputation as the UK's largest and best anime distributor with such revered brands as GHOST IN THE SHELL, DRAGON BALL Z, NARUTO, ONE PIECE and DEATH NOTE. Headquartered in London, the company continues to specialize in the licensing, marketing and distribution of Japanese animation as well as other beloved classic franchises like HALO, TRANSFORMERS, POKEMON and YU-GI-OH!. Manga Productions recently announced its first Netflix Original, CANNON BUSTERS - this 12 episode series is created by LeSean Thomas (THE BOONDOCKS, THE LEGEND OF KORRA) and is coming soon. In addition, there are several other projects currently in development including an adaptation of the hit Image Comic WAYWARD. Moreover, Manga successfully handled international sales for the award-winning animated feature, IN THIS CORNER OF THE WORLD, which has now been sold in several territories throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.