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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Iron Man: Rise of Technovore [News via AnimeNewsNetwork]

Shigurui's Hiroshi Hamasaki to helm direct-to-video film shipping in spring 2013 
The Japanese animation studio MADHOUSE will again work with the American comic book publisher Marvel Entertainment to animate a new direct-to-video feature film titled Iron Man: Rise of Technovore. Sony Pictures Entertainment Japan will release the film on DVD in spring 2013.
Hiroshi Hamasaki (Shigurui: Death Frenzy, Steins;Gate, Texhnolyze) is directing the film with story by Brandon Auman (The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, Iron Man: Armored Adventures).
Marvel describes the film as follows:
The film explores a confrontation between Iron Man and the villainous Ezekiel Stane, who develops new bio-technology that seemingly outclasses the Iron Man armor. After Stane unleashes a terrorist attack and sets Tony up to take the fall, Iron Man must evade S.H.I.E.L.D.'s man hunt and find a way to clear his name.
Marvel will reveal more information about the film at New York Comic Con this weekend.
Marvel and MADHOUSE previously teamed up to create the Iron Man, Wolverine, X-Men, and Blade television anime series. All four series aired on the G4 television channel in the United States, and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment released all four series on DVD in North America earlier this year.
Update: Film's story, background information added.

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