Wednesday, June 19, 2013
From Villain To Hero: Eiji Wentz Stars In THE TIGER MASK
The film, adapted for the screen by Hidehiro Ito, Itaru Era, Micael W. Schock and co-writer/director Ken Ochiai, is inspired by the shonen manga novel by Ikki Kajiwara and Naoki Tsuji, which earned its popularity from 1968 and onward as both a graphic novel and an animated series thereafter. The original story follows a highly feared and viciously skilled heel wrestler who changes his tune and chooses to become a symbol of heroism after a young boy approaches him and expresses that he wanted to be just as villainous as he was in the ring. The upcoming film, which was originally slated for release last year, features our hero who earns the ire of an evil wrestling organization after he donates their money to an orphanage.
The Tiger Mask stars Eiji Wentz, Natsuna and Sho Aikiwa, and will first make its way to the Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal this July.