During their big Uncovered: Final Fantasy XV event today Square Enix announced that they were going to be dipping back into the CGI movie pool with their signature franchise. After already announcing an anime prologue, the company has announced that they are also planning on releasing a CGI movie called Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV.
The film will feature the same staff that worked on Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children and will be produced in a similar manner to that movie, however this time around the focus is on bringing in new fans who haven’t had past experience with the brand. Square Enix also announced that the movie will feature an all-star cast such as Sean Bean voicing King Regis, Lena Headey handling Princess Luna, and Aaron Paul as the Kingslaive soldier named Nyx.
A sampling of the story as well as some screenshots can be found below:
The magical kingdom of Lucis is home to the hallowed Crystal, but the menacing empire of Niflheim will stop at nothing to make it theirs. War has raged between the two for as long as most can remember.
King Regis of Lucis commands an elite force of soldiers dubbed the Kingsglaive. Wielding their king’s magic, Nyx Ulric and his fellow glaives stand before the crown city of Insomnia, fighting to stay the inexorable advance of Niflheim’s imperial army.
Before the overwhelming military might of the empire, King Regis can only salvage his kingdom by accepting anultimatum—he must cede all lands outside the crown city, and see his son, Prince Noctis, wed to Lady Lunafreya, the former princess of Tenebrae now captive of Niflheim.
As the war of wills rages, the machinations of Niflheim transform Insomnia into an awe-inspiring battleground, pulling Nyx into a struggle for the very survival of the kingdom