GKIDS reveals a new red-band trailer for ‘MFKZ’

Slated to release in U.S. theaters on 11 and 16 October, GKIDS and Fathom Events have unveiled a new red-band trailer for MFKZ (MuTAFuKAZ) French comic artist Guillaume Renard (Run) and Japanese animation house Studio 4°C, known for the acclaimed anime features Tekkonkinkreet, Genius Party and Mind Game, have come together for this project. MFKZ is a gorgeously animated sci-fi mélange of anime, film noir and Lucha Libre. The film, which brings together Tekkonkinkreet co-director Shojiro Nishimi and art director Shinji Kimura, had its world premiere at the 2017 Annecy International Film Festival. MFKZ revolves around young Angelino and his skull-and-flame mate 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 origin: he is half human and half Macho, a supernatural alien race that is bent on taking over the planet. The English-language voice cast includes Michael Chiklis (The Shield, American Horror Story), Giancarlo Espositio (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)