Distributor Manga Entertainment have announced plans to bring MFKZ to the UK & Ireland for theatrical release starting this October.
MFKZ, short for Mutafukaz, is a special collaboration project between French comic artist Guillaume “Run” Renard, French animation studio Ankama Animation (known for Wakfu) and Japanese animation studio Studio 4°C (known for Berserk Golden Age Trilogy & Project Itoh: Harmony). The film was released in France back in May 2017 and will finally head to English territories in 2018, such as the UK & Ireland in October.
MFKZ’s English theatrical release will also include an English language dub.
MFKZ is scheduled to be available across select UK & Ireland theatrical locations starting Thursday 11th October 2018.
Showcase Cinemas have screenings available in English audio at 7:30pm (19:30), you can check out the locations below:
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Plot Synopsis via Manga Ent.
Genre-mashup MFKZ is the love-child of French comic artist Guillaume “Run” Renard and ultra-hip Japanese animation house, Studio 4°C, creators of Tekkonkinkreet, Genius Party and Mind Game. The Tekkonkinkreet dream team of Shoujirou Nishimi and art director Shinji Kimura reunite to bring to life a dark but stunningly animated sci-fi vision that mixes anime, film noir, Lucha Libre, and gang culture in an orgy of first-person shooter mayhem.
The film centers on young Angelino and his skull-and-flame pal Vinny, who live in a seedy tenement in an LA-inspired dystopian metropolis – a burnt-out, gang and cockroach-ridden neo-urban hell that makes Blade Runner’s LA seem like The Brady Bunch. Following a scooter accident Angelino starts experiencing migraines and strange hallucinations, as well as 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.
MFKZ will be distributed by Manga Entertainment for the United Kingdom & Ireland, while GKIDS will distribute the film for the United States & Canada.
Source: Press Release provided by Manga Entertainment