1st Live-Action Gantz Film to Get Hollywood Premiere

posted on by Gia Manry
January 20 world premiere to feature cast members; tickets available by drawing

Japanese pop culture theater owner and distributor New People has announced that it will host a special event in Hollywood for the January 20 world premiere of the first live-action film based on Hiroya Oku's manga Gantz.

Otaku USA Editor-in-Chief Patrick Macias will interview several of the film's cast members, who will be in attendance at the Hollywood premiere. New People will officially announce the guests before the premiere, although its distribution partner Fathom Events had listed "the two stars, Kazunari Ninomiya and Kenichi Matsuyama," as the interview guests in November. Audience members will be able to submit questions for the interview in a process to be announced next week.

The event is limited to 400 seats at Mann's Chinese 6 theater, and fans can enter an online random drawing for a chance to buy tickets. Tickets will cost US$15.00 and come with a special Gantz t-shirt.

In addition to the Hollywood event, Gantz will screen in over 300 theaters throughout the United States on January 20. The interviews at the Hollywood premiere will be simulcasted to the other theaters.

Image © Hiroya Oku / Shueisha, Gantz Film Partners

This article has a follow-up: Gantz Stars to Attend Screenings in Japan, U.S. on Same Day (2011-01-10 10:12)
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