CG Animated Film RESIDENT EVIL: VENDETTA to Hit Cinemas Worldwide
Tickets On Sale Now For Exclusive North American One-Night Theatrical Event On June 19
Source: Sony Pictures, Fathom Events press releases
Official Site: biohazard-vendetta.com (Japan), residentevilvendetta.com (US)
Based on the worldwide video game phenomenon, the CG animated film RESIDENT EVIL: VENDETTA — aka BIOHAZARD: VENDETTA (バイオハザード ヴェンデッタ, Baiohazaado Vendetta) — will hit movie theaters worldwide this year. The film will be released internationally on May 27, 2017, and in the U.S. and Canada on Monday, June 19 for a special one-night event from Fathom Events, Park Circus and Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions.
RESIDENT EVIL: VENDETTA is the third installment in the massively popular CG animated film franchise, following RESIDENT EVIL: DEGENERATION (バイオハザード：ディジェネレーション Baiohazaado Dijenereeshon, 2008) and RESIDENT EVIL: DAMNATION (バイオハザード ダムネーション, Baiohazaado Damuneeshon, 2012). Derived from Capcom’s RESIDENT EVIL, one of the bestselling video game franchises of all time (72 million + copies sold), RESIDENT EVIL: VENDETTA features the fan-favorite characters Leon S. Kennedy (English voice actor Matt Mercer), Chris Redfield (Kevin Dorman) and Rebecca Chambers (Erin Cahill). The film is produced by Marza Animation Planet (HARLOCK: SPACE PIRATE), executive produced by Takashi Shimizu (JU-ON/THE GRUDGE), written by Makoto Fukami (PSYCHO-PASS, THE TORTURE CLUB) and directed by Takanori Tsujimoto (BUSHIDO MAN, THE NEXT GENERATION -PATLABOR-, ULTRAMAN X).
• Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in nearly 400 select movie theaters on Monday, June 19, 2017; 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. local time. This not-to-be-missed event includes an exclusive introduction from the cast and behind-the-scenes footage. Tickets for U.S. screenings can be purchased online at FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices.
• Tickets for Canadian screenings can be purchased at cineplex.com.
• For information about all other territories, visit the Park Circus website.
“We are thrilled to bring RESIDENT EVIL: VENDETTA to the big screen for its U.S. debut,” Fathom Events CEO John Rubey said. “This sequel is even scarier and more thrill-inducing than the previous titles, with mind-blowing CG animation that should be seen on 40-foot screens with the highest quality sound and visuals to further enhance the fan experience of this beloved franchise.”
Nick Varley, co-CEO of Park Circus, said, “We couldn’t be more delighted to be working with our colleagues and longstanding partners at Sony Pictures to be bringing RESIDENT EVIL: VENDETTA to cinema screens around the world. We know that the thrills, adrenalin, action and incredible CG animation that characterize this long-awaited sequel will be welcomed with open arms by audiences across the globe.”
Tasked with capturing a notorious weapons trafficker named Glenn Arias, Chris Redfield of the Bioterrorism Security Assessment Alliance storms a mysterious mansion backed up by a crack team. Despite coming face to face with his target, Chris is forced to abandon his mission and flee after witnessing something unbelievable.
His experiences prompt him to seek out Professor Rebecca Chambers, a researcher investigating a virus which reanimates the dead as bloodthirsty zombies. After Rebecca is attacked and her lab is destroyed, she teams up with Chris and the pair enlist the help of special agent Leon S. Kennedy in order to take down Arias before he can unleash a deadly chemical on the people of New York City.
About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is recognized as the leading domestic distributor of event cinema with participating affiliate theaters in all 100 of the top Designated Market Areas, and ranks as one of the largest overall distributors of content to movie theaters. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) (known collectively as AC JV, LLC), Fathom Events offers a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events such as live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera, dance and theatre productions like the Bolshoi Ballet and National Theatre Live, sporting events like Copa America Centenario, concerts with artists like Michael Bublé, Rush and Mötley Crüe, the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics film series and inspirational events such as To Joey With Love. Fathom Events takes audiences behind the scenes and offers unique extras including audience Q&As, backstage footage and interviews with cast and crew, creating the ultimate VIP experience. Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live and pre-recorded events to 896 locations and 1,383 screens in 181 DMAs. For more information, visit fathomevents.com.
About Park Circus
Park Circus Group is a leading all-rights sales agency and distribution company representing the greatest names in filmed entertainment. Our classic films distribution and sales divisions represent the major Hollywood and British studios including Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Releasing International, Twentieth Century Fox, Universal Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures and ITV Studios as well as a large number of independent producers and rights holders. Our contemporary division finances, sells and distributes arts, cultural and independent feature films. Operating worldwide, the company aims to enable audiences to experience classic and contemporary cinematic content on the big and small screen.
Capcom is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment for game consoles, PCs, handheld and wireless devices. Founded in 1983, the company has created hundreds of games, including best-selling franchises RESIDENT EVIL, STREET FIGHTER, MEGA MAN and DEVIL MAY CRY. Capcom maintains operations in the US, UK, France, Germany, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Korea, with corporate headquarters located in Osaka, Japan. More information about Capcom and its products can be found at capcom.com.
About Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions
Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA) is a Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) company. Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE’s global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition and distribution; television production, acquisition and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies. For additional information, go to sonypictures.com. Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions can be found on the World Wide Web at sonypicturesworldwideacquisitions.com.
For more information on RESIDENT EVIL: VENDETTA, please see the earlier coverage here on SciFi Japan: