Series creator Kohei Horikoshi is credited with the original work, character designs, and as chief supervisor. In addition, the staff of the TV anime series will return to work on the project as well and that includes director Kenji Nagasaki, scriptwriter Yousuke Kuroda, character designer Yoshihiko Umakoshi, and composer Yuuki Hayashi with studio BONES animating the project.
The film is set for an August 3rd release with TOHO distributing the film in Japanese theatres. Lastly, Funimation and TOHO will also the film's world premiere at this year's Anime Expo on July 5th with English subtitles. Funimation plans to release the film in the U.S. and Canada this fall.
[Source: Anime News Network]