‘Kingsglaive’ Trailer, New ‘Final Fantasy’ Movie to Have Limited Theatrical Run in Australia

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Madman Entertainment has announced that Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV, the standalone CG companion feature film to the Final Fantasy XV video game, will screen in cinemas across Australia from August 27.

Boasting voice work from Aaron Paul, Lena Headey and Sean Bean, the film tells of the magical kingdom of Lucis and their battle to defend the sacred Crystal from the menacing empire of Niflheim.

With Final Fantasy XV set for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One release on September 30, buzz is understandably growing for the next epic chapter of this hugely popular franchise. The new film comes from director Takeshi Nozue, who worked as co-director on the well-received 2005 feature Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children and whose C.V. includes ‘movie director’ credits on the acclaimed video games Kingdom Hearts and Kingdom Hearts II.

The film will no doubt be a must-see for the many fans the long-running brand has accumulated over the years. As per the press release:

Featuring cutting edge CGI, Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV comes from the same production team as 2005’s Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, and forms a key part of the Final Fantasy XV multimedia universe.

Madman will be announcing Australian cinema locations and sessions in the near future. In the U.S., Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV will open in limited theatrical release on August 19.

Synopsis for Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV:

The magical kingdom of Lucis is home to the sacred Crystal, and the menacing empire of Niflheim is determined to steal it. King Regis of Lucis (Sean Bean) commands an elite force of soldiers called the Kingsglaive. Wielding their king’s magic, Nyx (Aaron Paul) and his fellow soldiers fight to protect Lucis. As the overwhelming military might of the empire bears down, King Regis is faced with an impossible ultimatum—to marry his son, Prince Noctis to Princess Lunafreya of Tenebrae (Lena Headey), captive of Niflheim, and surrender his lands to the empire’s rule. Although the king concedes, it becomes clear that the empire will stop at nothing to achieve their devious goals, with only the Kingsglaive standing between them and world domination.