Canadian Theatrical News: Resident Evil: Vendetta


2017 has been a busy year for the Resident Evil franchise. Paul W.S. Anderson’s live action film series (that I like to call Alice in Zombieland) came to a close with Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (I’m sure it’ll get rebooted by someone else in 3-5 years). Capcom unleashed the first person Resident Evil 7 onto the world and are preparing to re-release Resident Evil: Revelations. They may even share a glimpse at the upcoming Resident Evil 2 remake sometime this year. Now Sony Pictures is preparing to release another film, but this one’s animated and brings back a more familiar look to the series that fans may have missed from the latest game.

Resident Evil: Vendetta is the third CG-animated feature in the series, following 2009’s Resident Evil: Degeneration and 2012’s Resident Evil: Damnation. The earlier two were brought to life by Digital Frontier, the same studio behind this fall’s upcoming Infini-T Force anime. For Vendetta, Capcom and Sony enlisted the help of Sega’s Marza Animation Planet, who worked on Toei’s 2013 CG Captain Harlock movie. By doing that, they’ve also traded in the first two films’ director, Makoto Kamiya, for Takanori Tsujimoto, the son of Capcom’s CEO … Also unlike the first two? Sony Pictures, under their Stage6 Films label, will be giving Resident Evil: Vendetta a theatrical screening in Canada. Showcasing the brand’s global strength, our June 19th date is just weeks after the film opens in Japan on May 27, 2017.


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.

Alberta

Edmonton Scotiabank Theatre Edmonton 06/19 @ 7PM
Edmonton Cineplex Odeon South Edmonton Cinemas 06/19 @ 7PM
Lethbridge Galaxy Cinemas Lethbridge 06/19 @ 7PM
Red Deer Galaxy Cinemas Red Deer 06/19 @ 7PM

British Columbia

Burnaby Cineplex Cinemas Metropolis 06/19 @ 7PM
Coquitlam Cineplex Cinemas Coquitlam and VIP 06/19 @ 7PM
Langley Cineplex Cinemas Langley 06/19 @ 7PM
Nanaimo Galaxy Cinemas Nanaimo 06/19 @ 7PM
Richmond SilverCity Riverport Cinemas 06/19 @ 7PM
Surrey Cineplex Cinemas Strawberry Hill 06/19 @ 7PM
Vancouver The Park Theatre 06/20 @ 9:15PM
Victoria SilverCity Victoria Cinemas 06/19 @ 7PM

Manitoba

Winnipeg Scotiabank Theatre Winnipeg 06/19 @ 7PM

New Brunswick

Fredericton Cineplex Cinemas Fredericton 06/19 @ 7PM
Saint John Cineplex Cinemas Saint John 06/19 @ 7PM

Newfoundland

Mount Pearl Cineplex Cinemas Mount Pearl 06/19 @ 7PM

Nova Scotia

Halifax Cineplex Cinemas Park Lane 06/18 @ 9:15PM
Sydney Cineplex Cinemas Sydney 06/19 @ 7PM

Ontario

Ancaster Cineplex Cinemas Ancaster 06/19 @ 7PM
Barrie Galaxy Cinemas Barrie 06/19 @ 7PM
Burlington SilverCity Burlington Cinemas 06/19 @ 7PM
Guelph Galaxy Cinemas Guelph 06/19 @ 7PM
Kingston Cineplex Odeon Gardiners Road Cinemas 06/19 @ 7PM
London SilverCity London Cinemas 06/19 @ 7PM
Markham Cineplex Cinemas Markham and VIP 06/19 @ 7PM
Mississauga Cineplex Cinemas Courtney Park 06/19 @ 7PM
Newmarket SilverCity Newmarket Cinemas and XSCAPE Entertainment Centre 06/19 @ 7PM
Niagara Falls Cineplex Odeon Niagara Square Cinemas 06/19 @ 7PM
Oshawa Cineplex Odeon Oshawa Cinemas 06/19 @ 7PM
Ottawa Cineplex Cinemas Ottawa 06/19 @ 7PM
Ottawa Cineplex Odeon South Keys Cinemas 06/20 @ 9:15PM
Peterborough Galaxy Cinemas Peterborough 06/19 @ 7PM
Scarborough Cineplex Cinemas Scarborough 06/19 @ 7PM
Sudbury SilverCity Sudbury Cinemas 06/19 @ 7PM
Thunder Bay SilverCity Thunder Bay Cinemas 06/19 @ 7PM
Toronto Cineplex Cinemas Fairview Mall 06/19 @ 7PM
Toronto Cineplex Cinemas Yonge-Dundas and VIP 06/20 @ 9:15PM
Toronto Cineplex VIP Cinemas Don Mills 06/19 @ 7PM
Toronto Famous Players Canada Square Cinemas TBA
Waterloo Galaxy Cinemas Waterloo 06/19 @ 7PM
Windsor SilverCity Windsor Cinemas 06/19 @ 7PM

Quebec

Montreal Cinéma Starcité Montréal 06/19 @ 7PM

Saskatchewan

Regina Cineplex Cinemas Regina 06/19 @ 7PM
Saskatoon Scotiabank Theatre Saskatoon and VIP 06/19 @ 7PM

As always, in case of any last minute changes, keep your eyes peeled on Cineplex’s page and the film’s official website.

The Fathom Events listing boasts that the screening will include an exclusive introduction from the cast and behind the scenes videos. Will those be in the Canadian release? Probably. AFAIK, most Resident Evil games are released with English VA in Japan, and this film’s Japanese promo material features the English cast, so don’t expect any Japanese language options.

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