Belle delays its premiere to March 25
Against the Current Films advertise via his Twitter account new delay at premiere in Spain from Belle. the last movie of Mamoru Hosoda it will take another seven days to reach theaters, with the new release date being the next March 25th.
In addition to the date change, the distributor has also shared the official movie poster. The promotional image reveals the two faces of the protagonist: Tears Y Belle, Besides the Beast in the background. As a poster, it differs from both the international and Japanese ones, as well as the promotional material used to date.
Before its commercial release, last October the film was screened at the 54th edition of the Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival, which was held from 7 to 17 October. In addition, this story similar to the one in the Beauty and the Beast but which takes place in two worlds participated in the festival within the Official Section.
This will be the third movie of Hosoda who arrives in our country hand in hand with the Barcelona distributor. So much The boy and the beast What look my little sister premiered in movie theaters and platforms, and both have physical special editions, with that of Mirai hitting stores later in the year. In both cases the films went through the Spanish festival circuit such as San Sebastián or Sitges, earning applause and good reviews from the public.
Belle managed to sell in its first weekend in Japanese theaters more than 600,000 tickets, totaling 891,663,200 yen (around 6.8 million euros), which placed it in the Japanese box office number one, displacing the live-action of Tokyo Revengers to second position. These figures also make Belle at Best Opening for a Hosoda Film, an honor he held to date The boy and the beast.
Hosoda returns to direct and script one of his films, this time with an unparalleled technical team. Taisei Iwasaki is part of the project as musical director and composer of the film, while the architect and designer Eric Wong He contributes his knowledge as the creator of the conceptual art of “U”, the virtual world that forms the backbone of the film’s plot. Jim Kin (Frozen, Tangled, Vaiana) puts his grain of sand designed to the character of Belle, and the artist Akiya Kageichi is in charge of drawing the original design of Dragon. The direction of the animations in “U” is in charge of Takaaki Yamashita, with Hiroyuki Aoyama (look my little sister) taking care of the sections focused on the real world and the design of the characters in these fragments. For its part, Nobutaka Ike is the art director in charge of the funds, Anri Jojo is responsible for stage art and Ryo Horibe Y Yohei Shimozawa they are the directors at the helm of 3D CGI animation.
The film follows Suzu, a 17-year-old high school student who lives in a rural town with her father. For years, she has only been a shadow of her former self. One day, Suzu enters U, a virtual world of five billion members online, and becomes Belle, a world-famous singer. Belle soon encounters a mysterious creature with whom she embarks on a journey of adventure and love in their quest to become who they truly are.
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