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Cannes: Pony Canyon Launches ‘Assassination Classroom’ Sequel

Fuji Television, Japan’s most commercially successful film producer, is under way on “Assassination Classroom: The Graduation,” a sequel to recent live action hit “Assassination Classroom.”

Hasumi Eiichiro directed the recent hit about an alien creature which systematically eliminates all the members of a school class room. It was released in March by Toho and grossed more than $20 million.

The property began as comic published by Shonen Jump and transitioned to TV series on Fuji. The live action film sequel is set to release in March 2016. Fuji also expects to launch a second TV series.

International sales on the film are handled by Pony Canyon. It pre-sold the film in territories including Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Indonesia Malaysia, Brunei. Pony Canyon expects to close further deals including Hong Kong, North America, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, Swiss in Cannes.

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