Sneak Peak of Groundbreaking Footage From 'Final Fantasy' Film Premieres Online
Landmark Animated Feature Slated for 2001 Unveils Never-Before-Seen Segments on Official Film Web Site and at Limited Comicon Screenings WHO: Audiences can now have a first glimpse at a motion picture event unlike anything that has come before. On July 20, footage from one of the most eagerly awaited films of 2001, "Final Fantasy," debuts Online at www.finalfantasy.com with a mind-blowing 50-second peek into a whole new kind of filmmaking from Columbia Pictures and Honolulu-based Square Pictures. Special screenings of this exclusive footage are also set to steal the show at Comicon 2000, the ultimate animation conference on July 22. WHAT: Check out scenes from the first animated feature film boasting full-motion, photo-real imagery. Using CGI actors, "Final Fantasy" brings a completely original and compelling story to the screen, in the spirit of the legendary interactive game produced by Square. Destined to raise the standard by which all other animation films will be judged, "Final Fantasy" follows the adventures of its digital heroine, Aki, utilizing revolutionary in-house software tools developed at Square. Delivering unprecedented realism to its computer generated characters, the film renders breathtaking "virtual actors" with life-like skin colors, textures and facial expressions. Hironobu Sakaguchi, visionary of the "Final Fantasy" interactive game series, directs the groundbreaking motion picture that features voice talents from Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, Peri Gilpin, Ming-Na, Ving Rhames, Donald Sutherland, James Woods and more. WHEN: Log on July 20, 2000 WHERE: Launch into another world at www.finalfantasy.com, the official film Web site for "Final Fantasy" developed in conjunction with The Agency at Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment. Fans can also register at the site for announcements about the next wave of exclusive content for "Final Fantasy."
CONTACT: Lisa DeLucia of Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment, 310-840-8955, firstname.lastname@example.org; or Dennis Higgins of Columbia Pictures, 310-244-7547, email@example.com; or Grace McNamee of Square Pictures, 310-244-7914, firstname.lastname@example.org
PRNewswire -- July 18
SOURCE: Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment