Anime Expo to Screen Resident Evil: Vendetta Film Ahead of N. American Premiere

posted on by Karen Ressler
1st 9 minutes of CG-animated film streamed

The official website for Anime Expo announced on Tuesday that it will screen the CG-animated film Resident Evil: Vendetta on Saturday July 1. The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with voice actors Kevin Dorman (Chris Redfield) and John DeMita (Glenn Arias), ADR director Alex von David, and casting director Mami Okada.

Sony Pictures Entertainment began streaming the first nine minutes on Monday:

The film will screen in theaters in the United States and Canada on June 19 for one night only. The Blu-ray Disc and DVD release is slated for July 18.

The film, based on CAPCOM's Resident Evil (Biohazard) horror game franchise, opened in Japanese theaters on May 27. The film is the third CG-animated film for the franchise, after 2008's Resident Evil: Degeneration and 2012's Resident Evil: Damnation.

The film has a completely original story and features characters from multiple games in the series. CAPCOM producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi (Resident Evil 4, Sengoku Basara) supervised the project. The English dub cast includes Matthew Mercer as Leon S. Kennedy, Kevin Dorman as Chris Redfield, and Erin Cahill as Rebecca Chambers.

Takanori Tsujimoto (The Next Generation -Patlabor-, Ultraman X) directed the film at Marza Animation Planet, with a script by Makoto Fukami (Psycho-Pass, School-Live!). Kenji Kawai (Patlabor, Ghost in the Shell) composed the music. Takashi Shimizu (Ju-on, live-action Kiki's Delivery Service) is credited as executive producer.

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