On August 10th, a large group of undead (Zombies) roamed the streets of Shibuya, Tokyo in order to promote the upcoming movie ‘Resident Evil: Retribution‘ (in Japan: ‘Biohazard V: Retribution‘) starring Milla Jovovich.
The undead marched across the Shibuya Crossing in front of the Shibuya Station and handed leaflets to the passersby that were brave enough to get close to them. Japan is in the middle of summer holidays and so the streets were packed with young people who all took out their mobile phones in order to take a snapshot of the undead. Many people were amazed by the spectacle and murmured that they look very real, while some of the younger passersby even began to cry in fear.
They picked August 10th for the guerrilla event, because ‘810′ can also be read as ‘BIO’ as in ‘Biohazard’. In total the group was made up of 27 ‘voluntary’ undead with very detailed make-up. Together they put a lot of effort into trying to act like a real undead by dragging one foot along and other characteristic movements. After starting their march at the Shibuya Crossing, the group headed down to Shibuya’s underground shopping area ‘Shibuchika’ and to the ‘Shibuya Cine Palace’. In the movie the outbreak of the T-virus also begins in Shibuya, so the undead were very keen about promoting it at their ‘birthplace’.
Singer and actress Nakashima Mika, who already appeared in ‘Resident Evil: Afterlife‘, will also appear in the new ‘Resident Evil’ again. Milla Jovovich, Nakashima and the rest of the cast will attend the world premiere of ‘Resident Evil: Retribution’ in Japan on September 3rd.
Resident Evil: Retribution’ is going to open nationwide in Japan on September 14th.