Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Takeshi Koike's "Redline" comes to Toronto After Dark this October!

by Chris MaGee

If you are reading the blog in our home town of Toronto then chances are that you have been spending the past few days recovering from a long and very fun weekend at the annual Fan Expo at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. If that is indeed the case then you will most likely have also run into Adam Lopez, the director of the Toronto After Dark Film Festival. Adam was on hand to give folks a look at the first eight titles in this year's 6th annual line-up. Amongst the genre gems assembled by the programmers is one that Japanese film fans will be very excited to see when After Dark happens this October.

Takeshi Koike's animate feature "Redline" joins the After Dark line-up! The film follows racer "Sweet" JP as he speeds and crashes his way along the road to fame in the dangerous no-holds-bared Redline, a race with no limits and no rules. With a script by Katsuhito Ishii, the man who brought you" Taste of Tea" and "Funky Forest: The First Contact", and a voice cast that includes Tadanobu Asano, Takuya Kimura and Yu Aoi, this will be an event Japanese film and anime fans will not want to miss.

Check out the trailer for "Redline" below, and then follow the link above to the official website of the Toronto After Dark Film Festival, taking place between October 20th and October 27th at the Toronto Underground Cinema., to see what else Adam and his crew have on tap this year.

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