The film will eventually reach 300 screens in the U.S. Gantz opens in Japan on Jan. 29, with the second to follow on April 23.
One of the film’s stars, Kenichi Matsuyama, said why should the film debut in Japan first? when asked why the releases would be almost simultaneous.
The film is adapted from the manga series by Hiroya Oku, which debuted in Weekly Young Jump in October 2000. An anime adaptation has also been made.
Gantz is the story of two college students killed in a train accident, but are forced to join with several other recently deceased people in order to fight aliens in a chance to regain their lives.
Check out a trailer for the film below: