MK2 | Mile End picks up Hosoda’s Mirai for Canada

According to a report from Variety, Montreal-based film distributor MK2 | Mile End has picked up the Canadian distribution rights to Mamoru Hosoda and Studio Chizu’s upcoming film Mirai of the Future. The deal was brokered by Charades, who is handling the international sales for the movie. The company was launched in France last year by former employees of Wild Bunch, Studiocanal and Gaumont – the last of which handled the international sales for Hosoda’s prior project, The Boy and the Beast.

GKIDS has picked up the film in the United States and plans on a theatrical release in the fall. They’ll be presenting the film in both Japanese with English subtitles and an English dubbed version. MK2 has yet to announce Canadian release details.

Mirai of the Future opens in Japanese theatres on July 20th.

The rare split deal for Canada and the United States is becoming common for Hosoda features. In 2016, Mongrel Media picked up The Boy and the Beast for Canada while Funimation handled things south of the border.

  1. December 13th, 2018

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