FUNimation Announces "Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods" (Updated)
FUNimation Entertainment has announced that it has picked up the 14th Dragon Ball Z movie, Battle of Gods. The movie is receiving an English language dub and will debut with a limited theatrical release on August 5, 6, 7 and 9. Details, screenshots and a teaser trailer for the movie have been posted on the new official site for the film, where fans can sign up to be notified for more information about the upcoming theatrical event in their local area. For the moment, no details are known about a physical release for Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods.
FUNimation summarizes the film thus:
Stunning animation and epic new villains highlight the first new Dragon Ball Z feature film in seventeen years! Beerus, the God of Destruction, travels to Earth in search of a good fight. Only Goku, humanity’s greatest hero, can ascend to the level of a Super Saiyan God and stop Beerus’s rampage!
Update (3:35 PM): FUNimation’s press release for Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods follows below. FUNimation is working with the New York-based Screenvision to screen the film in “over 350″ theaters in the United States and Canada.
Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods Blasts into U.S. Movie Theaters This August
FLOWER MOUND, TX, May 30, 2014 – Prepare for the Dragon Ball Z experience of a lifetime as Earth’s greatest heroes hit the big screen in Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods! Stunning animation and epic new villains highlight this first new Dragon Ball feature film in over seventeen years!
Following the events from the Dragon Ball Z television series, after the defeat of Majin Buu, a new power awakens and threatens humanity. Beerus, an ancient and powerful God of Destruction, searches for Goku after hearing rumors of the Saiyan warrior who defeated Frieza. Realizing the threat Beerus poses to their home planet, the Z-fighters must find a way to stop him before it’s too late. Only Goku, humanity’s last hope, can ascend to the level of a legendary Super Saiyan God and stop Beerus from destroying Earth, and possibly the entire universe! Fans of the series will be delighted to know that Battle of Gods is an original work from Dragon Ball creator, himself, Akira Toriyama.
“We’re very excited to be bringing Battle of Gods to movie theaters across the country this summer,” said Gen Fukunaga, CEO and President of FUNimation Entertainment. “Dragon Ball Z has always been a huge part of everything we do at FUNimation and, speaking as a fan myself, I can’t wait to watch it on the big screen.” FUNimation Entertainment will be partnering with Screenvision, a leader in cinema advertising and alternative content, to bring Dragon Ball Z : Battle of Gods to over 350 screens across the US & Canada.
There is still plenty more to announce in the coming weeks, so stay tuned for more information regarding release dates and cast announcements.
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Headquartered in New York, N.Y., Screenvision is a national leader in cinema advertising, offering on-screen advertising, in-lobby promotions and integrated marketing programs to national, regional and local advertisers and providing comprehensive cinema advertising representation services to top tier theatrical exhibitors presenting the highest quality moviegoing experience. The Screenvision cinema advertising network is comprised of over 14,200 screens in 2,200+ theatre locations across all 50 states and 94% of DMAs nationwide; delivering through more than 150 theatrical circuits, including 6 of the top 10 exhibitor companies. For more information: www.screenvision.com