Wall-E opens theatrically in Japan on December 20th as the last major territory for the $290m international hit. As previously reported, John Woo's Red Cliff will be TIFF's opening film.
TIFF has also announced the world premiere of action omnibus Kill in the Japanese Eyes section. Led by Sky Crawlers director Mamoru Oshii, the four-part film features climactic chanbara (samurai sword action) battles. Oshii is joined by directors Kenta Fukasaku, Takanori Tsujimoto and Makoto Tahara. Produced by Deiz and Geneon Entertainment, Kill opens theatrically on December 6.
Now in its 21st year, TIFF is the centrepiece of the 16-event Japan International Contents Festival (CoFesta) which runs for 29 days from Sept. 30 - Oct. 28.
Other details regarding the TIFF competition jury and line-up are expected to be announced at the official press conference on September 18.