Originally posted on Variety:
TOKYO –The Tokyo International Film Festival will open its 27th edition with the world premiere of “Big Hero 6,” Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Don Hall and Chris Williams animation about the adventures of a teenaged robotics prodigy and his robot companion in the fictional city of San Fransokyo.
The fest will unspool Oct. 23-31 in the Roppongi Hills entertainment and shopping complex, as well as other venues around Tokyo. “Big Hero 6″ will be released by Disney in Japan on Dec. 20.
Closing the fest will be “Parasyte,” a sci-fi actioner by Takashi Yamazaki, who also directed the smash WWII kamikaze pilot drama “The Eternal Zero.”
Based on a hit comic by Hitoshi Iwaaki that was serialized from 1990 to 1995 and sold 11 million copies in paperback editions, “Parasyte” stars Shota Sometani (“Himizu”) as a high school boy whose arm is invaded by a alien life form — and…
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