Monday, July 02, 2012


Also by press release, the Fantasia International Film Festival (Fantasia) "will be presenting the international premiere of Kern Saxton's hotly anticipated crime thriller Sushi Girl (2012), featuring Mark Hamill in a startlingly sinister lead.

"Hamill's portrayal of Luke Skywalker in the originating Star Wars trilogy is one of the most iconic performances in Fantastic Film history and remains among the most beloved screen characters in the annals of pop culture.

"Sushi Girl was produced by—and co-stars—the inimitable Tony Todd (Candyman, the Final Destination films). Also appearing in the film are Noah Hathaway (The Neverending Story), James Duval (Donnie Darko), Danny Trejo (Machete), Michael Biehn (The Terminator) and none other than Sonny Chiba (Street Fighter). Hosting the Fantasia launch will be Mark Hamill, Tony Todd, Michael Biehn and Kern Saxton—with additional guests to be announced!

"This, of course, is especially exciting news for [Montreal] as it cosmically coincides with the ongoing blockbuster Star Wars: Identities exhibition at the Montreal Science Centre, a show that has been regularly packing out since its launch on April 19 and will be continuing until September 16.

"The gala Sushi Girl screening will take place on the night of Saturday July 21. Hit it raw."

The interviews are already piling up with regard to this project. Noah Hathaway talks it up at Fruitless Pursuits, Sticky Trigger, and Spotlight Report. Destin Pfaff, Kern Saxton, Neal Fischer and Suren Seron talk to Media Mikes, who also talk to Cortney Palm and Tony Todd. Todd also talks to Bloody Disgusting. Mark Hamill talks to FEARnet, A.V. Club and The Hollywood Reporter.