‘Sunshine’ sprouts at Brussels fest

Temporary theater will be built for occasion

Danny Boyle’s sci-fi thriller “Sunshine,” starring Cillian Murphy and Michele Yeoh, will open the 26th Brussels Festival of Fantastic Film. Event, celebrating its 25th anni this year, unspools April 5-17 in a new location, Brussels’ state-of-the-art expo complex Tour and Taxis. A temporary 1,200-seat theater will be built on the site for the occasion.

In the lineup to be announced Thursday, pics in the Intl. Competition will include the Pang brothers’ chiller “The Messengers,” Jonathan King’s shocker “Black Sheep” and Shinya Tsukamoto’s fantasy tale “Nightmare Detective.”

The Euro Comp lineup features British Simon Boyes’ low-budget abduction drama “Broken,” French Bernard Werber’s extraterrestrial mockumentary “Our Earthman Friends” and Spaniard Daniel Monzon’s Timothy Hutton starrer “The Kovak Box.”

Elsewhere in the fest there will be four world preems: Lloyd Kaufman’s “Poultrygeist,” Michael Winnick’s “Shadow Puppets,” Kei Fujiwara’s “ID” and Uwe Boll’s “In the Name of the King.”

Other events include a retrospective of the early works of Japanese helmer Sogo Ishii, a Japanimation Day, a “Star Wars” 30th Anniversary Convention and the annual Ball of the Vampires.

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