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Miike, Sakurai to Host Yatterman World Premiere at NYC (Update 2)

posted on 2009-01-18 21:37 EST
Live-action sci-fi remake from Ichi the Killer helmer, Honey and Clover star

Director Takashi Miike (Crows Zero, Ichi the Killer, The Great Yokai War) and Arashi singer/actor Sho Sakurai (Honey and Clover) will appear at the world premiere of their live-action film remake of the Yatterman anime at New York Comic Con on February 6. The two will travel from Japan for a 4:00 p.m. panel and the movie's 5:00 p.m. screening in New York City. Sakurai stars as Gan Takada, one half of the Yatterman superhero duo who fights the nefarious Dorombo gang. The science-fiction comedy movie will open in Japan on March 7.

Source: Tom Stidman's blog via Anime Vice

Image © Tatsunoko Production © 2008 Tatsunoko Production/Yatterman Film Partners

Update: The screening will not take place at 5:00 p.m., but will take place in an exclusive theater after the panel. More details on the screening will be provided at the Nikkatsu Booth at the convention. Thanks, Tom Stidman.

Update 2: New York Comic Con's Peter Tatara has confirmed on the convention's official blog that the world premiere of the film will take place at the New York Directors Guild Theater at 8:00 p.m on February 6. Tickets will be distributed at the Nikkatsu Booth, and a seven-minute preview will be screened at the 4:00 p.m. panel.


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