20.01.10 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: London, UK
We are delighted to present the UK premiere of the brand new animated movie - DANTE'S INFERNO which has been produced to coincide with the release of the Electronic Arts game.
The UK premiere is not only a chance to see movie on the big screen - fans will be among the first in the country to sample the whole game.
Tickets are on sale now and there is a goody bag for all those attending! Book by calling 020 7451 9944 or www.apollocinemas.com. Doors open 7pm and the screening starts at 7.30. Tickets are£13.00 and£9.00 concs. Telephone callers quoting“SCI-FI-LONDON” will get 10% off the ticket price.
NOTE TO EDITORS: SCI-FI-LONDON is now in its 9th year is UK's only dedicated Sci-Fi and Fantasy film festival, it screens world and UK film premieres, documentaries and a selection of classic SF titles. SCI-FI-LONDON also has a strong international shorts programme and screens a short film with every feature screening. It also holds a film school and filmmaking competitions to encourage more science fiction films to be made in the UK - www.sci-fi-london.com
For information on the SCI-Fi-LONDON Festival contact:
Frazer Nash at Frazer Nash Communications:
Tel: 44 (0) 1296712522 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Louis Savy, Festival Director:
Tel: +44 (0) 7588 681 566
ABOUT THE GAME AND FILM:
Anime, gaming and animation fans can venture into the nine circles of hell not once, but twice this February as Film Roman in Association with Manga/Anchor Bay unleashes DANTE'S INFERNO on Blu-ray and DVD, The Animated Movie, a ferocious companion piece to Electronic Arts' forthcoming Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PSP title.
Both the game and animated movie are based on part one of Dante Alighieri's classic poem, The Divine Comedy, better known as "Dante's Inferno." Each takes players and viewers on a stunning
journey through the nine circles of Hell. Dante's Inferno The Animated Movie also follows Dante as he travels through limbo, lust, gluttony, greed, anger, heresy, violence, fraud and treachery in search of his true love, Beatrice.
Dante's Inferno The Animated Movie is a visually stunning project from the creative teams behind some of the boldest animated films of all time - including Ghost in the Shell, Blood the Last Vampire, Tales of the Black Freighter, Ergo Proxy and Samurai Champloo - it provides a breathtaking new version of Dante Alighieri's medieval classic, and the perfect way to delve deeper into the subjects covered in the interactive action adventure.
To give added distinction among each of the nine circles, EA and Film Roman are taking the innovative step of commissioning unique visions from multiple studios with experience creating some of the top anime in the industry to tell this classic story. Film Roman's Joe Goyette ("Dead Space™: Downfall") is the producer on the project, Victor Cook ("The Spectacular Spider-Man," "Hellboy Animated: Blood&Iron") is directing and Brandon Auman ("Iron Man: Armored Adventures") is writing. Each episode hails from the best animation studios within the USA, Japan and Korea.
As well as providing more insight into the characters and story adaptation featured within the Dante's Inferno game, the movie explores aspects of the poem that Visceral's thrilling action adventure does not.
Dante's Inferno The Animated Movie marks the second such collaboration between EA and Film Roman, following 2008's Dead Space collaboration - which saw Dead Space: Downfall released on DVD to huge critical and commercial success.
Dante's Inferno The Animated Movie will be released on Blu Ray and DVD on February 8th 2010, shortly after the game itself. For more information on the game and film, please visit www.dantesinfernothemovie.co.uk
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