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27th Hawaii Film Festival screens Appleseed sequel Ex Machina

Posted by HAKEN
Sunday, October 14, 2007 2:37 PM


This definitely falls under the "must see" category next week. The Appleseed sequel, Ex Machina, directed by by Shinji Aramaki and with John Woo producing, is set to be released on 20 October, 2007 in Japan, but anime lovers in Hawaii will be able to screen it at the Hawaii Film Festival at 7:15pm on Oct. 26th at the Regal Dole Cannery.


"Following the non-nuclear war that killed half the world’s population, the city-nation of Olympus stands as a beacon of hope in a world of chaos and conflict. The utopian metropolis is governed by GAIA, a vast artificial intelligence, and administered by genetically engineered humanoids know as Bioroids, whose designer DNA suppresses strong emotions.

Deunan, a young female warrior, and Briareos, a veteran cyborg-soldier, are both partners and lovers. As members of ESWAT (Especial Weapons And Tactics), the elite special forces serving Olympus, they are deployed wherever trouble strikes. The two fighters find their partnership tested by the arrival of a new member to their ranks – an experimental Bioroid names Tereus.

Created by GAIA using DNA from Briareos, Tereus resembles Briareos before the wartime injuries that led to his becoming cyborg. This troubles Deunan since Briareos’s DNA gives Tereus more than just top-notch fighting skills, it gives the battle-ready Bioroid strong romantic feelings for Deunan!

As the same time, Olympus finds itself under attack by a mysterious cabal of scientists intent on imposing their own version of world peace upon the peoples of the world. Cyborg terrorism, deadly nanotech, fanatical zealots, and rioting citizens are just some of the threats that Deunan must contend with as she fights to save Olympus and mankind from plunging into a new kind of hell." -- HIFF.

To learn more:
The official Ex Machina website.
27th Hawaii Film Festival website.

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