Shinji Higuchi’s SHIN ULTRAMAN will have its North American premiere at the Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal Canada, July 17 – 24, 2022. The full lineup of over 100 feature films and 200+ shorts will be announced in late June. In the meantime, the festival is excited to include the Japanese science fiction film as a part of a selected Second Wave of titles and events.
SHIN ULTRAMAN REIMAGINES AN ESSENTIAL ICON OF JAPANESE POP SCI-FI
Following its enormously successful release in Japan, Fantasia unleashes the highly anticipated SHIN ULTRAMAN, directed by Shinji Higuchi, famed for the special-effects work on 1990s GAMERA revival, and directing the live-action ATTACK ON TITAN films. Scripted by Hideaki Anno, the genius behind the hit anime NEON GENESIS EVANGELION. SHIN ULTRAMAN reunites the pair who co-directed 2016’s astounding SHIN GODZILLA, to reimagine another essential icon of tokusatsu, Japan’s science-fiction TV and cinema.
Debuted in 1966, Tsuburaya Productions’ giant, shiny superhero from space—and the wild array of alien monsters he confronts—have embedded themselves in the nation’s pop culture for generations. With auteur flair, unprecedented visual impact, and genuine affection for the Ultra franchise, Anno and Higuchi now renew, as only they can, the action-packed cosmic saga of Ultraman, his alter ego Shinji Kaminaga, and his colleagues in the science police force battling endless extraterrestrial threats.
The 26th edition of the Fantasia International Film Festival will be presented by Videotron in collaboration with Desjardins, and will be made possible thanks to the financial assistance of Telefilm Canada, the Government of Quebec, SODEC, The Ministère des Affaires Municipales et de l'Habitation, Tourisme Québec, the City of Montreal, the Conseil des arts of Montreal and Tourisme Montréal.
The full lineup of Fantasia 2022 titles will be revealed in late June, ticket sales commencing shortly afterwards.
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