Fathom Events will bring another CG-Animated film to a cinema near you. The company announced today that “Resident Evil: Vendetta,” based on the worldwide video game franchise, 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” (2008) and “Resident Evil: Damnation” (2012).
The franchise is based on Capcom’s “Resident Evil” video game series, one of the bestselling video game franchises of all time with over 72M copies sold to date. “Resident Evil: Vendetta” features the fan-favorite characters Leon S. Kennedy (Matt Mercer), Chris Redfield (Kevin Dorman) and Rebecca Chambers (Erin Cahill). 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 and can be purchased at cineplex.com. Tickets for U.S. screenings of “Resident Evil Vendetta” can be purchased online beginning Friday, March 31, 2017 at FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. 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.”
The latest live-action film to hit theaters was “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter,” which opened to number-four at the box-office behind “Split,” “Hidden Figures,” and “A Dog’s Purpose”. The film did make close to $27M domestically, before grossing $307M globally.