Saturday September 15, 2012
Chinese superstar visits Malaysia as part of tour
TGV CINEMAS and Sony Pictures Releasing Interna-tional (Malaysia) hosted the exclusive red carpet premiere of Resident Evil: Retribution at TGV Sunway Pyramid.
The premiere of the fifth edition of the blockbuster hit was also graced by Chinese actress Li Bingbing who plays the role of Ada Wong in the movie.
Resident Evil: Retribution is Li’s first Hollywood film and her appearance at Sunway Pyramid was part of a promotional tour of Asia.
The premiere kicked off with a meet-and-greet session with Li at the entrance hall of Sunway Pyramid.
Avid fans had been crowding the area since 6pm in hopes of catching a glimpse of Li.
The fans also stood a chance of winning 200 movie tickets and limited edition merchandise
Invited guests then proceeded to TGV Sunway Pyramid to watch the premiere of Resident Evil: Retribution in Imax 3D.
The premiere was hosted and sponsored by TGV Cinemas as part of its ongoing initiative to provide the best cinema experience for Malaysians.
Li also joined TGV Cinemas CEO Kenny Wong and COO Gerald Dibbayawan to sign the official movie poster to mark the premiere.
“We are extremely excited to bring this movie to Malaysia and also to play host to Li.
“The movie will also be screened on Imax and fans of the Resident Evil series can enjoy an immersive experience,” Wong said.
TGV Cinemas recently extended its partnership with Imax Corporation, which will see more Imax theatres opening in other locations in Malaysia.
TGV operates its first Imax theatre in Sunway Pyramid and will open its second such theatre in Bandar Utama by the year-end. A third Imax theatre will also be opening in December in an existing multiplex in Johor Baru.
The fourth and fifth Imax theatre systems will be located in new construction projects in Penang and Kuala Lumpur and these are scheduled to open in December 2013 and December 2015, respectively.
Resident Evil: Retribution is the fifth installment of the successful film franchise adaptation of the popular video game series, Resident Evil.