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.
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.
MFKZ debuts in U.S. cinemas on Thursday, October 11 at 7:00 p.m. (local time) with an encore on Tuesday, October 16 at 7:00 p.m. (local time). Both showings are dubbed in English. The film will also receive a limited theatrical release by GKIDS starting Friday, October 12. Tickets for MFKZ are available now at www.FathomEvents.com, www.mfkzmovie.com or at participating box offices.