The idea for Advent Children came from creating the final CGI scene in Kingdom Hearts Final Mix. After the Square Enix merger, the movie was approved for development. Originally thought to be a game, the studio they were working with didn’t know how to make games, so they decided to make a movie.
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Set two years after the events in the original PlayStation game, the movie starts off in the new city, Edge, which was created after the comet destroyed Midgar. Cloud has isolated himself from his friends due to blaming himself for the deaths of Aerith and Zack. He has started a delivery company and using his motorcycle to deliver. There is a new disease that has started spreading, geostigma.
The movie is part of the Final Fantasy 7 expanded universe, which has seen many spin-offs from the original game including Before Crisis, Crisis Core, and Dirge of Cerberus. It was originally meant to be a short 20 minutes, but with the excitement behind a Final Fantasy 7 movie, it was expanded to 101 minutes.
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