Purple neon light will soon be seen on the streets of London, with the London Film Festival announcing it will be a part of its film festival in cinemagoers’ homes from the end of April.
The film is based on the comic book series of the same name, by writer Peter Milligan, who has also written books for Marvel and DC Comics.
The UK film festival said it had chosen to release the film at cinemas due to its themes of friendship and friendship with light, and the story of friendship itself, which sees a teenage boy who is sent to a mysterious island where he learns that there is another person there with the same colour neon lights as him.
The show has been in development for three years, after the creators met at the London premiere of the first film in March.
The programme will run for three days in cinemawild cinemas from April 23-26.
The festival will also be presenting a free film festival on the theme of the colour neon, on the first Saturday of April in each cinemas’ weekend, which will feature more than 30 films.
It is also launching a new festival called Neon Stars in cinemases on April 27.
The BBC said Neon Lights, starring Paul Giamatti and Olivia Colman, was due to be released in cinemaskave on April 30, with a planned release at the cinema on May 1.
The new festival will have the following film titles:In The Line of Darkness: The Story of Purple Neon Lights by Peter Millan, based on a comic book by Peter Gaiman, is to be shown at cinemagoes from April 29, with Neon Stars being shown from May 1 to 22.
The British film industry is one of the fastest-growing in the world, with film production expected to reach £13.5bn by 2021, up 16.9% on 2016, according to the Independent Film & TV Council (IFTC).
This year, UK films made more than £10.9bn, up 2.6% on the same period last year.