+ Shochiku, Japan’s leading entertainment conglomerate, announced March 18, that it has acquired worldwide rights to the CG animated feature “Vexille” and will release the film wide in late summer 2007. Director Fumihiko Sori worked on the visual effects team for Digital Domain on “TITANIC” and made a directorial debut with “Ping Pong” in 2002. Sori’s highly praised story-telling and the stunning CGI effects had made this film become one of the top grossing films that year, and also win various film awards plus nominations in 8 categories for the Japanese Academy Awards (a very rare case for an independent production), in addition to winning the Best Picture and Best Director. He also continues to work as a VFX director/producer, and produced the first ever Full CG Animation in Japan, “APPLESEED’ in 2004, which also became successful, and was released wide out side of Japan as well. “VEXILLE” is Sori’s second film................Read more!!
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