Shout! Studios announced that they had acquired the rights to the science fiction film ‘Ike’ Boys,’ a live-action and animation hybrid feature. It is directed by Eric McEver who co-wrote it with Jeff Hammer. The movie was made by Wisconation Productions and Best Medicine Productions.
“A clever blend of live-action and animation, IKÉ BOYS is an entertaining and humorous coming-of-age story of outcasts as well as a heartfelt ode to anime and kaiju. The film had its World Premiere at Fantastic Fest to great enthusiasm and critical acclaim, and will have its International Premiere at Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFAN) in South Korea in July. Shout! Studios has secured all distribution rights in the U.S. and Canada to IKÉ BOYS and plans to release this movie across multiple digital and VOD entertainment platforms this fall. The film’s producers also plan to host event screenings of the movie in select cities later this year,” Shout said on their website.
Arnaud Tribout (‘Playmobil: The Movie’) worked on the film as the animation director.
You can watch out the trailer below:
Shout Studios described the official synopsis as follows,
“Best friends Shawn Gunderson and Vikram ‘Vik’ Kapoor escape from the drudgery of high school life in Oklahoma through their obsession with all things Japanese. When a mysterious anime film transforms them into its superhuman characters, they at first think that their wildest fantasies have come true. But when ancient monsters threaten to unleash the apocalypse on New Year’s Eve of 1999, Shawn and Vik must look to each other to become the heroes they were always meant to be. Joining their adventure is Miki, a Japanese exchange student whose determination to go on a Native American vision quest puts her on a collision course with both Shawn and Vik and their foes… and whose destiny may determine the fate of the world.”
The film is produced by Jeff Hammer and Brion Hambel with Kevin Waller and Nathan Gardocki acting as executive producers.
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