What’s this MFKZ I’m hearing about? Is it coming to the US?
On October 11 & 16, GKIDS and Fathom Events will bring MFKZ, the animated film from French comic artist Guillaume “Run” Renard and ultra-hip Japanese animation house Studio 4°C, to approximately 450 U.S. cinemas. 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, Danny Trejo (Machete, Predators), and more. In addition to the exciting feature, the event will also include an exclusive behind-the-scenes look and interview with the film’s creators.
The film centers on young Angelino and his skull-and-flame pal Vinz, 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.
You can watch the official trailer for the film below: