AM2 Announces Exclusive "Sneak Peek" of Highly Anticipated Computer-Animated Live Action Fantasy Film Bunraku

Jun 10th 2011

Written and Directed by Guy Moshe and stars Josh Hartnett, Demi Moore, Woody Harrelson, Ron Perlman and Gackt! Limited Seats with Priority Seating for Passport Holders! Get your Passports Today and Experience the Difference!

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (June 10, 2011) – This summer's most anticipated anime, manga and music convention this coming 4th of July weekend, AM2, announces a one time EXCLUSIVE “Passport-only” screening of the martial-arts action fantasy film BUNRAKU starring Josh Hartnett (SIN CITY, LOST IN TRANSLATION, BLACK HAWK DOWN), Demi Moore (CHARLIE'S ANGEL: FULL THROTTLE, AUSTIN POWERS IN GOLDMEMBER, GHOST), Woody Harrelson (ZOMBIELAND, NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, CHEERS), Ron Perlman (SCORPION KING: BOOK OF THE DEAD, HELLBOY II: THE GOLDEN ARMY, HELLBOY) and international Japanese rock-star Gackt! More info can be found at www.am2con.org

Based on a 400-year-old form of Japanese puppet theatre, BUNRAKU, is a classic tale re- imagined into an entirely fresh visual context, set in a unique world that mixes skewed reality with shadow-play fantasy. Set in a unique world that mixes skewed reality with shadow-play fantasy, a place where even the landscape can betray you. Heroes triumph here only because the force of their will transforms and transcends both space and time. The world of BUNRAKU is past and present, fantasy and reality, Samurai and Western all combined. Like SIN CITY and 300, it gives classic conflict a whole new graphically supercharged dynamic. Resonating through a wide range of cultures and showcasing a mind-blowing array of martial arts disciplines, BUNRAKU is a fresh arena for breathtaking fight action.

“We are honored to have the exclusive screening of this highly anticipated film”, states Chase Wang AM2 representative, “the story line is amazing, the visual effects are stunning and the talent is impeccable! BUNRAKU is definitely a “must see”! Get your Passports today and experience the difference!”

• “Wildly ambitious and visually inventive…an eye-popping alternate world. This is a gorgeous film to look at, every corner of every frame filled with something to look at or someone doing something incredible.” –Twitch

• “It looks amazing, the universe [Guy Moshe] has created utterly original and unique. From a technical standpoint, it's little short of a masterpiece, a feast for the eyes throughout. Striking visuals and stunning action.” – Chris Tilly, IGN (UK)

• “Intriguing in its design and eye-popping with its fight choreography…Hong Kong martial arts by way of spaghetti westerns, video games and samurai films.” – The Hollywood Reporter

Screening Date: Sunday; July 3, 2011
Screening Time: 3:00 pm
Screening Location: Video Room 1

Synopsis:
A mysterious drifter (Josh Hartnett) and an ardent young Japanese warrior Yoshi (Gackt) both arrive in a town that has been terrorized by outrageous and virulent criminals. Each is obsessed with his separate mission, and guided by the wisdom of The Bartender (Woody Harrelson) at the Horseless Horseman Saloon, the two eventually join forces to bring down the corrupt and contemptuous reign of Nicola (Ron Perlman), the awesomely evil “woodcutter” and his lady Alexandra (Demi Moore), a femme fatale with a secret past.

Entrance to the event is free, but attendees can avoid the anticipated huge lines at autographs, premiere screenings, workshops, main events, concerts and panels by obtaining a Passport fast pass for the event. The Passport fast pass will also provide holders with premier seating options at Main Events and at Concert events as well as major discounts with theme parks, retailers and local restaurants. Bypass the lines and get your Passport today and experience the difference!

Current Guests of Honors including Scandal, Sadie, Kanon Wakeshima, kanon x kanon, heidi., Gashicon, IBI and MINT with more to be announced soon!

AM2 current activities include Exhibit Hall, AMV's, Arcade, Summer Festival, World Cosplay Summit, Behind the Voice Actors Studio, Rum Party Pirates, Masquerade, Cosplay Chess, Dances, Fashion Shows, Table Top, Console Gaming, AniMaid Café, AniMaid Café Host Club, Workshops, Panels, Concerts and more!

Partnerships include Ani.ME. and Cure Magazine

Prize sponsors include Atlas Games, Cosplay Wigs USA, FUNimation, Gaia Online and TokyoPop.

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Also, 25% of all official Passport sales will be donated directly to Japanese Disaster Relief efforts.

About AM2
Located in Anaheim, California – AM2, established in 2010, is a multi-day (3 days) event with no general attendance/badge purchase requirement and is aspiring to be a key meeting place for fans that share a common interest in Asian music, Animation/Anime, and Comics/Manga. Nominal fees are charged for certain activities that attendees choose to participate in. AM2 will be held on July 1-3, 2011 at the Anaheim Convention Center in sunny Anaheim, California. More information can be found at www.am2con.org




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