Theatergoers around the globe will have a chance to check out the dark CG thriller Resident Evil: Vendetta in the coming months. This third installment in the popular animated franchise inspired by the bestselling Capcom video games will see international release on May 27, with a special one-night event screening playing across the US and Canada on Monday, June 19 through Fathom Events, Park Circus and Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions.
“We are thrilled to bring Resident Evil: Vendetta to the big screen for its US 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.”
Vendetta follows Resident Evil: Degeneration (2008) and Resident Evil: Damnation (2012) and features fan-favorite characters Leon S. Kennedy (voiced by Matt Mercer), Chris Redfield (Kevin Dorman) and Rebecca Chambers (Erin Cahill) in an R-rated race against time to thwart a deadly chemical attack on New York City.
The film is produced by Marza Animation Planet (Space Pirate Captain Harlock), executive produced by Takashi Shimizu (The Grudge), written by Makoto Fukami (Psycho-Pass) and directed by Takanori Tsujimoto (Bushido Man).
Tickets for Canadian screenings go on sale Friday, March 24 through cineplex.com. US ticket orders will open Fri., March 31 through FathomEvents.com or participating theater box offices. For additional territories, see the Park Circus website.