RESIDENT EVIL: EXTINCTION Takes Over Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino Las Vegas
Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino announced today the launch of its month long partnership with Screen Gems in conjunction with the world premiere of RESIDENT EVIL: EXTINCTION.
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The month long fully integrated campaign has already kicked off with two 30-story film banners blanketing the facade of the Planet Hollywood building that faces Las Vegas Boulevard, and with the custom K 1200 R Sport BMW motorcycle featured in the movie displayed on the casino floor. Other features of the campaign include an entire Black Jack pit featuring specially designed RESIDENT EVIL: EXTINCTION felts, costumes and props from the film prominently displayed on property, the film's trailer played on Planet Hollywood's outdoor marquee and throughout the hundreds of plasma screens inside the casino; an entire channel in guest rooms dedicated to RESIDENT EVIL: EXTINCTION, including a special behind the scenes sneak peek at the film; Resident Evil branded room keys and Resident Evil-inspired menu items and drink specials featured at all the bars and restaurants.
In addition, Planet Hollywood and Screen Gems are giving away all-expense paid trips to the premiere through radio promotions in the top 25 markets. Planet Hollywood is also hosting a sweepstakes where visitors can enter to win the custom K 1200 R Sport BMW motorcycle.
The promotion will culminate on September 20th when the film's stars, including Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Oded Fehr, Ashanti, and Mike Epps arrive at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino to attend the film's exclusive, red-carpet world premiere. For the September 20th event Planet Hollywood has installed digital projection equipment along with a supplemental sound system and professional screen into its showroom on the mezzanine level of the property. The RESIDENT EVIL: EXTINCTION world premiere will be the first of many such events held on property.
The third and final installment of the $100 million RESIDENT EVIL hits, RESIDENT EVIL: EXTINCTION is again based on the wildly popular video game series and picks up where the last film left off. Alice (Milla Jovovich), now in hiding in the Nevada desert, once again joins forces with Carlos Olivera (Oded Fehr) and L.J. (Mike Epps), along with new survivors Claire (Ali Larter), K-Mart (Spencer Locke ) and Nurse Betty (Ashanti) to try to eliminate the deadly virus that threatens to make every human being undead ... and to seek justice. RESIDENT EVIL: EXTINCTION finds them loose in the Las Vegas desert, moving from place to place in an armored convoy, outrunning and outgunning the throngs of Undead that lurk in the wide, empty spaces that can no longer be called civilization.
RESIDENT EVIL: EXTINCTION opens nationwide on September 21, 2007. ABOUT PLANET HOLLYWOOD RESORT & CASINO
The Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino is a joint venture partnership involving Robert Earl, Founder and CEO of Planet Hollywood International Inc, Bay Harbour Management LLC, and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. Currently offering the complete Las Vegas experience, the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino is the newest resort on the Las Vegas Strip. The property boasts more than 2,500 oversized rooms and suites; the famous Theatre for the Performing Arts, currently featuring Hans Klok -- The Beauty of Magic, the all new showroom with STOMP OUT LOUD; award-winning dining; 75,000 square feet of meeting space; more than 100,000 square feet of non-stop gaming action, including the elegantly appointed High Limit Casino; and Miracle Mile Shops with more than 170 specialty stores, 15 restaurants and live entertainment. The Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino is also home of award-winning Planet Hollywood Spa by Mandara and The Chapel. The Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino is a member of Starwood Preferred Guest program. For more information, visit the web site at http://www.planethollywood.com/, or call 1-877-333-9474.
Screen Gems is the genre production division which was created to finance and produce moderately budgeted films that are marketed to target audiences. Screen Gems recently released the hit STOMP THE YARD, which opened #1 at the box office on Martin Luther King Day weekend. Upcoming releases include RESIDENT EVIL: EXTINCTION starring Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter and Ashanti, THIS CHRISTMAS starring Chris Brown, Loretta Devine, Idris Elba, Regina King, Delroy Lindo and Mekhi Phifer, and UNTRACEABLE starring Diane Lane.
For more information, please contact Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino: Amy Sadowsky: Asadowsky@planethollywood.com / 702-785-9155 Andrea Roqueni: ARoqueni@planethollywood.com / 702-785-9157 Freud Communications: Katie Newmark: Katie.Newmark@freud.com / 212-582-9795 Screen Gems: Seanna Hore: Seanna_hore@spe.sony.com/ 310-244-5230
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CONTACT: Amy Sadowsky, +1-702-785-9155, Asadowsky@planethollywood.com,
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Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino; or Katie Newmark of Freud Communications,
+1-212-582-9795, Katie.Newmark@freud.com; or Seanna Hore of Screen Gems,
Web site: http://www.planethollywood.com/