First screened internationally in 2015, US film fans will finally get a chance to see animated adventure film Bilal: A New Breed Of Hero in theaters from February 2.
The film, with a cast including Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Suicide Squad), Ian McShane (Deadwood) and China Anne McClain (Descendants 2), is a true story and tells the tale of a young boy, title character, Bilal, who was abducted into slavery, but rose up and freed himself from the horrors he had been subjected to.
The official synopsis reads as follows:
A thousand years ago, one boy with a dream of becoming a great warrior is abducted with his sister and taken to a land far away from home. Thrown into a world where greed and injustice rule all, Bilal finds the courage to raise his voice and make a change. Inspired by true events, this is a story of a real hero who earned his remembrance in time and history.
Having wowed audiences and critics alike at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards and in particular, at The Cannes Film Festival where it won “Best Inspiring Movie”, Bilal is an inspiring film sure to leave those who see it feeling motivated and encouraged to pursue their dreams and ambitions, and stand proud and tall against anyone who tries to hold them back.