All-New CG Animated ‘STARSHIP TROOPERS’ Sequel Premieres in Cinemas on August 21 Only
Fathom Events and Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Present this One-Night Cinema Event Featuring an Exclusive Introduction by Ed Neumeier and Casper Van Dien With Never-Before-Seen Behind-The Scenes Footage
DENVER – August 10, 2017 – It’s a beautiful day to KILL BUGS! The CG animated sequel to the 1997 cult classic “Starship Troopers” will get the big screen treatment when “STARSHIP TROOPERS: TRAITOR OF MARS” hits cinemas nationwide for one night this summer. Casper Van Dien and Dina Meyer return as the voices of Johnny Rico and Dizzy Flores alongside comedian and “Starship Troopers” super fan DeRay Davis in an all-new military adventure from the writer of “Starship Troopers” and “Robocop,” Ed Neumeier.
Fathom Events and Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions present “STARSHIP TROOPERS: TRAITOR OF MARS” in U.S. movie theaters on Monday, August 21 at 7:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. local time. Each showing will also feature a special introduction by writer Ed Neumeier and actor Casper Van Dien, plus never-before-seen behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with the filmmakers.
Tickets for U.S. screenings of “STARSHIP TROOPERS: TRAITOR OF MARS” can be purchased online beginning Monday, June 19 at www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in select movie theaters. A complete list of theater locations will be available June 19 on the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
In “STARSHIP TROOPERS: TRAITOR OF MARS,” Johnny Rico has just been demoted and sent to a small satellite station on Mars whilst the Federation attacks the bugs’ home planet. While trying to train his new recruits on this remote quiet station, the bugs show up in a surprise attack but the Federation’s Fleet is too far away to help. It’s up to Rico and his Troopers to save the planet and uncover how the bugs made it so close to home.
“We are so excited to be working with Sony to debut ‘STARSHIP TROOPERS: TRAITOR OF MARS’ in movie theaters nationwide,” Fathom Events VP of Studio Relations Tom Lucas said. “Twenty years later, the original film remains one of the most beloved science fiction movies of all time and this sequel will be a treat for fans new and old alike.”
About Fathom Events: Fathom Events is recognized as the leading domestic distributor of event cinema with participating affiliate theaters in all 100 of the top Designated Market Areas®, and ranks as one of the largest overall distributors of content to movie theaters. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) (known collectively as AC JV, LLC), Fathom Events offers a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events such as live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera, dance and theatre productions like the Bolshoi Ballet and National Theatre Live, sporting events like “Canelo Álvarez vs. Julio César Chávez, Jr.,” concerts with artists like Michael Bublé, Rush and Mötley Crüe, the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics film series, inspirational events such as To Joey With Love and Facing Darkness, and anime titles such as Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away. Fathom Events 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. Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live and pre-recorded events to 897 locations and 1,387 screens in 181 DMAs. For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
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