Seeing Stars: Movie Premieres
Thursday June 28, 6:06 pm Eastern Time
ADVISORY/The World Premiere of Columbia Pictures & Square Pictures'
WHAT: The world premiere of Columbia Pictures & Square Pictures'
WHEN: Monday, July 2
WHERE: Mann Bruin
948 Broxton Avenue, Westwood
WHO: Ming-Na Dean Devlin
Ving Rhames John Woo
Donald Sutherland LeAnn Rimes
James Woods China Chow
Peri Gilpin Aisha Tyler
Chris Lee Andrew Keegan
Hironobu Sakaguchi Lara Fabian
``Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within'' emerges from its successful interactive
game roots to deliver an exciting new breed of motion picture adventure.
A fresh, provocative take on the sci-fi genre, the film blends spiritual
underpinnings and the universal concerns of man vs. nature with the energy
of the digital gaming medium and the scope of the motion picture environment.
``Final Fantasy'' game creator Hironobu Sakaguchi's vision to take the
latest in computer graphic technology and the best artists in the world
to create a brand new form of entertainment now comes to the big screen
-- a visual feast of concept, motion, design and imagination with all-new,
hyperReal characters embarking on an all-new adventure.
Columbia Pictures and Square Pictures present ``Final Fantasy: The Spirits
Within.'' Hironobu Sakaguchi directs from an original screenplay written
by Al Reinert and Jeff Vintar. Story by Sakaguchi. Motonori Sakakibara
co-directs. The film features the voices of actors Alec Baldwin, Steve
Buscemi, Peri Gilpin, Ming-Na, Ving Rhames, Donald Sutherland and James
Woods, among others. Sakaguchi, Jun Aida and Chris Lee are producers.
The film's creative team includes director of photography Motonori Sakakibara,
animation director Andy Jones, conceptual director Tani Kunitake, character
technical director Kevin Ochs, senior animator Roy Sato, VFX supervisor
Remo Balcells and composer Elliot Goldenthal.
``Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within'' has been rated PG-13 by the MPAA
for sci-fi action violence.
FINAL FANTASY: THE SPIRITS WITHIN
In Theatres Wednesday, July 11
Tammy Sandler, Domestic, 310/244-8099
Jasmin Chavez, International, 310/244-2190