Dragon Age film gets one-night theatrical event

Funimation has announced that Dawn of the Seeker, an upcoming film based on the RPG Adventure game Dragon Age, will have an extremely limited theatrical run.

The film was released earlier this year in Japan, and the English localization with English speaking actors and new music has been in production since late last year. At that time, we only had a Japanese trailer, and so it was difficult to know what to expect.

Now we do at least have a trailer intended for English speaking audiences, but it’s exclusive to the production company’s website, so you’ll have to go over there to watch it.

When the film was first announced, I’ll admit, I was not impressed by the footage, as the  film looked too flat and drab. Having a trailer intended to appeal to this market makes a huge difference on my impression, though I sort of hate to admit it, since that seems a bit shallow. Either way, I’m certainly looking forward to seeing this film now, though I won’t be able to get to any of the theatrical showings.

Dawn of the Seeker will be playing in only four theaters around the continent – perhaps the most limited theatrical engagement I’ve ever heard of outside the film festival circuit.

Those theaters are:

  • Metro Cinema at the Garneau – Edmonton, AB
  • Anthology Film Archives – New York, NY
  • 4 Star Theater – San Fransisco, CA
  • Downtown Independant – Los Angeles, CA

The first 100 attendees at each venue will recieve a limited run Dawn of the Seeker t-shirt.

The screenings for Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker will be at 7pm on May 24th, 2012, with the exception of the LA screening, which will start at 9pm. If you live in or near one of these cities, this is a chance you should jump on. The tickets are available now on the film’s website. The release date for the home video has not yet been announced.