BURBANK, Calif., March 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- STX Entertainment has partnered with Fathom Events to create the ultimate fan event for the release of Hardcore Henry, the unflinchingly original action film which will debut nationwide on April 8. "Hardcore Henry: The Ultimate Fan Experience," will take place on April 7 in more than 350 movie theaters nationwide at 7 p.m. local time, and was jointly announced today by Oren Aviv, President and Chief Content Officer for STX Entertainment's Motion Picture Group, Kevin Grayson, President of Domestic Distribution for STX Entertainment's Motion Picture Group, and John Rubey, CEO of Fathom Events.
Fans who purchase tickets to the special one-night event will also be privy to an exclusive Q & A with writer and director Ilya Naishuller and star Sharlto Copley (District 9, Maleficent, Chappie) which includes questions supplied by fans. In addition, attendees will receive a special limited-edition collectible Hardcore Henry comic book.
Fans interested in participating in the special screening and Q & A will have a chance to tweet their questions to the film's writer/director Ilya Naishuller and actor Sharlto Copley using the hashtag #HardcoreFan before March 13, for the opportunity to have their questions answered on screen during the one-night event.
Hardcore Henry was selected by the SXSW Film Festival to be a headliner premiere event this month.
Tickets for "Hardcore Henry: The Ultimate Fan Experience" can be purchased online beginning Friday, March 11 by visiting www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in more than 350 movie theaters. For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
"We wanted to create a unique and special Hardcore Henry event that rewards fans who have been eagerly awaiting this groundbreaking movie experience," said Kevin Grayson. "By partnering with Fathom Events, which is known by consumers for offering the highest quality one night only in-theater programming, we are able to create the ultimate experience for fans to see our movie first. Those who attend will have amazing behind-the-scenes access to the feature and filmmakers and we hope this is an experience that they will remember for years to come."
"'Hardcore Henry' will give you the ride of a lifetime. This is one of the most original productions of its kind, and Fathom is excited to give fans the first opportunity to see it, go behind-the-scenes with an exclusive Q & A and walk away with a collector's item," said John Rubey.
"If you love film, Hardcore Henry is a breakthrough discovery," said Oren Aviv. "It is stylistically fresh and fun and it has unbelievable action sequences, a great story and effects that truly stand out from anything you have seen on screen before. This is the kind of entertainment that gamers and cinephiles will recommend to their friends."
Strap in. Hardcore Henry is an original film that was shot completely from the hero's perspective. You remember nothing. Mainly because you've just been brought back from the dead by your wife (Haley Bennett). She tells you that your name is Henry. Five minutes later, you are being shot at, your wife has been kidnapped, and you should probably go get her back. Who's got her? His name's Akan (Danila Kozlovsky); he's a powerful warlord with an army of mercenaries, and a plan for world domination. You're also in an unfamiliar city of Moscow, and everyone wants you dead. Everyone except for a mysterious British fellow called Jimmy (Sharlto Copley). He may be on your side, but you aren't sure. If you can survive the insanity, and solve the mystery, you might just discover your purpose and the truth behind your identity. Good luck, Henry. You're likely going to need it…
Hardcore Henry will be released nationwide on April 8, 2016.
The film is produced by Timur Bekmambetov, Ilya Naishuller, Inga Vainshtein Smith, Ekaterina Kononenko and written and directed by Ilya Naishuller. The cast includes Sharlto Copley, Danila Kozlovsky, Haley Bennett, Andrey Dementyev, Dasha Charusha, and Sveta Ustinova.
About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is the event cinema distribution arm of AMC Entertainment Inc., Cinemark Holdings, Inc. and Regal Entertainment Group (known collectively as AC JV, LLC), the three largest movie theater circuits in the U.S., and is recognized as the leading distributor of alternative content. It offers a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events in movie theaters nationwide that include live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera, dance and theatre productions such as the Bolshoi Ballet and National Theatre Live's Hamlet, sporting events like FS1 Presents USA v Mexico, concerts with Roger Waters and One Direction, the TCM Presents classic film series and faith-based events such as The Drop Box and Four Blood Moons. Fathom Events also takes audiences behind the scenes and offers unique extras including audience Q & As, backstage footage and interviews with cast and crew, creating the ultimate VIP experience. In addition, Fathom Events' live digital broadcast network ("DBN") is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live and pre-recorded events to 875 locations in 179 Designated Market Areas® (including all of the top 50). For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
About STX Entertainment
STX Entertainment is a fully-integrated global media company specializing in the production, marketing, and distribution of talent-driven films, television programming and digital content. It is the first major entertainment media company to be launched at this scale in Hollywood in more than twenty years.
STX Entertainment's motion picture division recently released their first three feature films, the critically-acclaimed box office success The Gift, the mystery thriller Secret in Their Eyes, and the horror film The Boy. Upcoming titles from the studio include the epic action-drama Free State of Jones; Hardcore Henry, an adrenaline-fueled action film; Desierto, a gripping and suspense-filled thriller; the interplanetary adventure The Space Between Us; the coming-of-age comedy Besties, and a hilarious untitled comedy set in the world of competitive moms.
For more information about STX Entertainment, please visit our website at www.stxentertainment.com
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