Mark 2017 down on your calendars, animation fans, because that's how long you're going to have to wait to see French / Japanese animated feature film Mutafukaz. And judging by the freshly released first teaser that's going to feel like a very long wait, indeed.
Co-directed by French graphic novelist Run from his own book of the same name, along with Studio 4c helmer Nichimi Shojiro (Tekkon Kinkreet) this one has already been in the works for quite a long time, with our first mention of the project at ScreenAnarchy coming all the way back in 2011. Here's how it was described at the time:
Angelino is a young loser just like thousands of others in Dark Meat
City. He squats a seedy hotel room in the Latino neighborhood of Rios
Rosas. His dreary existence consists of zapping, Mexican wrestling
matches (of which he is a devotee), shitty little jobs and so-called
metaphysical discussions under the stars with his buddy Vinz. A silly
scooter accident is going to plunge Angelino in a whirlwind of
improbable troubles putting at stake all of humanity! The manhunt has
started, involving massively armed men in black, all sorts of gangs,
Mexican wrestlers and even Machos, these vicious cosmic entities
determined to invade our planet!!!
Mutafukaz has been
inspired by the 50's Sci-Fi mixed with contemporary ingredients such as
Hip Hop and wrestling. This cocktail makes it a dark, paranoid but fun
Mutafukaz counts 124 explosive pages smelling
of tacos, cold sweat, bitumen and paranoia as well as an incredible
cocktail of Hip Hop, Mexican wrestling and 50's Sci-Fi.
But enough reading about it, check out the first teaser below for a taste.