The final entry in the ‘Rebuild of Evangelion’ film series ‘Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time’ is coming to North American theaters for the first time. Movie distributor GKids announced on their website that the anime sci-fi flick will open in cinemas for a short run.
“GKIDS, the acclaimed producer and distributor of animation for adult and family audiences, announced it will bring the highly anticipated fourth and final installment of the new theatrical “Rebuild” editions of the EVANGELION franchise, to theaters nationwide. GKIDS, in partnership with Fathom Events, will hold event screenings of the highly anticipated finale on December 6th, 8th and 11th only,” they said.
“The theatrical film series began with EVANGELION:1.11 YOU ARE (NOT) ALONE (2007), followed by EVANGELION:2.22 YOU CAN (NOT) ADVANCE (2009), EVANGELION:3.33 YOU CAN (NOT) REDO (2012), and culminating in the finale EVANGELION:3.0+1.01 THRICE UPON A TIME,” GKids added.
Based on the series by Hideaki Anno, these films serve as a reboot of the hit sci-fi series ‘Neon Genesis Evangelion,’ which ran for one season of twenty-six episodes and three films.
You can watch the trailer below:
GKids describes the synopsis as follows,
“From legendary director Hideaki Anno, EVANGELION:3.0+1.01 THRICE UPON A TIME is the fourth and final installment of the REBUILD OF EVANGELION films, bringing an epic conclusion to the story of Shinji and his fellow Eva pilots, with the stunning visuals and thought-provoking storytelling that has made EVANGELION a global pop culture phenomenon.
Misato and her anti-NERV group Wille arrive at Paris, a city now red from core-ization. Crew from the flagship Wunder land on a containment tower. They only have 720 seconds to restore the city. When a horde of NERV Evas appear, Mari’s improved Eva Unit 8 must intercept. Meanwhile, Shinji, Asuka, and Rei (Provisional Name) wander about Japan.”
The movie was distributed by Toho Company and Toei Company in Japan.