LION-GIRL: Kurando Mitsutake’s Latest Gets Her Day In Australia Next Month!
Cinephiles planning on attending events at this year’s third Fantastic Film Festival Australia can expect some interesting perks while present. The feature line-up is another speed and especially for anyone waiting to see what Karate Kill and Maniac Driver director Kurando Mitsutake has been up to as of late, for which we can now take a gander at new stills from post-apocalyptic thriller, Lion-Girl, featuring Tori Griffiths in the lead role.
In the year 20XX, humanity has almost come to an end. A tsunami of meteors bombarded the entire planet; remaining survivors are forced to kill for food and power. The meteorites contained a mysterious material causing certain death to anyone who encounters it. But in very rare cases, some humans survive the exposure and undergo a metamorphosis into horrific “meteorite beasts”. People call them ‘ANOROC’. These new beings hunt and kill humans for their lifeforce and have become the enemy humanity has ever known. The Earth has one last defender against ANOROC; her name is ‘LION-GIRL’.
A modern exploitation film like no other, and featuring story and character design by legendary Manga artist, Go Nagai, alongside glorious practical effects, gratuitous nudity, and an utterly unhinged story, Lion-Girl is an outrageous sci-fi epic.
Griffiths can now be seen in a new first-look still shared by Mitsutake on Monday via social media alongside co-star Damian Toofeek Raven. Also starring Derek Mears, the film hails from Toei Video Company and Nagai’s own Dynamic Production, and will screen on April 30 for the FFFA crowd after which we may finally get some viral responses to sift through.
Toei’s also locked down any and all trailer footage for the time being as well (rights and what have you) so take what you can from these images and endulge accordingly.
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