×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘Hardcore Henry’ Gets Early Fathom Events Screening (EXCLUSIVE)

STX Entertainment will partner with Fathom Events to hold a special, one-night-only showing of its upcoming action-thriller “Hardcore Henry.”

The point-of-view film centers on a man who has been brought back from a near-death experience and finds himself embroiled in an adrenaline-fueled race to rescue his kidnapped wife. The screening will take place in more than 350 movie theaters on April 7, the day before the movie opens domestically. It will include a question and answer session with writer and director Ilya Naishuller and star Sharlto Copley (“District 9”), as well as a collectible “Hardcore Henry” prequel comic book. Naishueller and Copley will answer questions supplied by fans.

Fans interested in participating in the special screening and Q&A will have a chance to tweet their questions using the hashtag #HardcoreFan before March 13.

“If you love film, ‘Hardcore Henry’ is a breakthrough discovery,” said Oren Aviv, president and chief content officer of STX. “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.”

STX purchased “Hardcore Henry” for $10 million after it premiered at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival, where the film inspired a heated bidding war, drawing interest from Universal and Lionsgate.

Fathom is the events arm of AMC, Cinemark and Regal, and is primarily in the business of screening alternative content such as performances by the likes of the Metropolitan Opera and the Bolshoi Ballet. “Hardcore Henry” is a decidedly different breed, more akin to a video game with its scenes of action mayhem. STX’s promotional materials liken it to a mix of “‘Call of Duty,’ ‘Captain America’ and ‘Jason Bourne.'”

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story mistakenly called the film “Hardcore Harry.”

 

More Film

  • The Top 10 Portrayals of Record

    The Dirt on Rock's Great Enablers: 10 Memorable Screen Portrayals of Record Execs

    In the Netflix biopic “The Dirt,” Pete Davidson of “Saturday Night Live” fame portrays A&R exec Tom Zutaut, the man who signed Motley Crue to Elektra and Guns N’ Roses to Geffen, while veteran character actor David Costabile (“The Wire,” “Billions”) is manager Doc McGhee. They follow in a long and illustrious line of label [...]

  • Korea Box Office: "Money" Wins Debut

    Korea Box Office: 'Money' Defeats 'Captain Marvel'

    Korean crime drama “Money” debuted on top of the South Korean box office, preventing “Captain Marvel” from topping the chart for three consecutive weekends. It is the story of a young stockbroker who dreams of riches but becomes caught in a stock market scam. Opening on Wednesday, the Showbox release earned $12.0 million from 1.54 [...]

  • Us Movie

    'Us' Cements the Box Office Power of Jordan Peele

    Given the breakout success of “Get Out,” it’s no surprise audiences were salivating to see the next nightmare from the mind of writer-director Jordan Peele. “Get Out,” which landed a screenwriting Oscar for Peele, became one of the most profitable movies of 2017 (grossing $255 million globally on a $4.5 million budget) after the horror [...]

  • Box Office Film Placeholder

    China Box Office: Taiwan's 'More Than Blue' Wins Second Weekend

    Taiwanese melodrama, “More Than Blue” held strong at the Chinese box office, to secure a second week of success. The film is a Chinese-language remake of a Korean film from 2009, involving Singapore’s MM2 and the filmmaking arm of Fox Networks. With little in the way of strong, new competition, “blue” scored $27 million, according [...]

  • Noah CentineoNickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards, Show,

    Kids’ Choice Awards 2019: JoJo Siwa, Noah Centineo Take on Bullying

    This year’s Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards was full of positivity and encouragement to be yourself. DJ Khaled, known for his upbeat mantras, hosted the 32nd annual awards ceremony alongside JoJo Siwa at USC’s Galen center. Siwa accepted the award for favorite social music star. Siwa said in her acceptance speech, “I get hated on every [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content