SCRAMBLER DUCATI PLAYS HERO ROLE IN SONY PICTURES’ NEW “VENOM” FILM2018-10-07 10:01
The thrill of motorcycle riding is challenged only by the visceral adrenaline rush of a great action film, and Ducati is looking to amplify that synergy with its role in Sony Picturesâ€™ upcoming motion picture, Venom. The film will be released nationwide October 5, with a customized Scrambler Full Throttle and Scrambler 1100 Special models sharing the spotlight as the title-characterâ€™s rides of choice, ridden by Academy AwardÂ® nominated actor Tom Hardy.
Hardyâ€™s character, Eddie Brock, and alter-ego Venom, ride the Ducati motorcycles throughout the film, with the motorcycles also being featured throughout the official trailers.
Ducati is presenting special behind-the-scenes video footage, available here. Anyone interested in learning more about the bikes and the Venom movie can do so by clicking here.
â€œDucati has a long history of ties with the entertainment industry in both film and television,â€ said Jason Chinnock, Chief Executive Officer, Ducati North America. â€œWith our role in the new movie Venom, we found an organic way to integrate the raw brand of Scrambler with the much-loved Marvel character in many heart-pounding scenes. Itâ€™s a perfect match, as we look to entertain motorcyclists on the streets just as Venom is sure to entertain audiences in their seats.â€
Many of the exciting riding scenes were filmed on location in San Francisco, near the home of Ducati North America in Mountain View, in close proximity to the action during filming.
The Scrambler Full Throttle and Scrambler 1100 Special are currently available in Ducati dealerships worldwide, with pricing as low as $127 per month (Scrambler Full Throttle) for qualified customers through Ducati Premier financing. Ducati will also reimburse $250 toward a riderâ€™s Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) course or state authorized rider education course with the purchase of an eligible Ducati or Scrambler motorcycle.
Additional information about Ducati, including participating dealers and availability can be found at www.ducati.com.
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Founded in 1926, since 1946 Ducati has been producing sport-inspired motorcycles characterized by high-performance Desmodromic engines, innovative design and cutting-edge technology. Situated in Bologna, the factory is located in the Borgo Panigale district. The model range covers several market segments with the following families: Diavel, Hypermotard, Monster, Multistrada, and Superbike. In 2015 Ducati presented the Ducati Scrambler: a new brand made of bikes, accessories and apparel that provide the last word in creativity and self-expression. These authentic icons of â€œmade in Italyâ€, together with an extensive range of associated accessories and technical and lifestyle apparel, are distributed in 90 countries around the world. Ducati competes in both the World Superbike and MotoGP World Championships. In Superbike Ducati has won 17 Manufacturers' titles and 14 Riders' titles and in 2011 passed the historic milestone of 300 race victories. Ducati have participated in MotoGP since 2003, winning both the Manufacturers' and Riders' titles in 2007.
One of Marvelâ€™s greatest and most complex characters takes center stage as Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) becomes the host for the alien symbiote Venom. As a journalist, Eddie has been trying to take down the notorious founder of the Life Foundation, genius Carlton Drake (Riz Ahmed) â€“ and that obsession ruined his career and his relationship with his girlfriend, Anne Weying (Michelle Williams). Upon investigating one of Drakeâ€™s experiments, the alien Venom merges with Eddieâ€™s body, and he suddenly has incredible new superpowers, as well as the chance to do just about whatever he wants. Twisted, dark, unpredictable, and fueled by rage, Venom leaves Eddie wrestling to control dangerous abilities that he also finds empowering and intoxicating. As Eddie and Venom need each other to get what theyâ€™re looking for, they become more and more intertwined â€” where does Eddie end and Venom begin?
Based on the Marvel Comics, the film is directed by Ruben Fleischer. The screenplay was written by Jeff Pinkner & Scott Rosenberg and Kelly Marcel with the screen story by Pinkner & Rosenberg. The film is produced by Avi Arad, Matt Tolmach and Amy Pascal. David Householter, Stan Lee, Kelly Marcel, Tom Hardy, Edward Cheng and Howard Chen serve as executive producers. Scott Haze and Reid Scott also star.
About Sony Pictures Entertainment:
Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Entertainment Inc., which is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE's global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition, and distribution; television production, acquisition, and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies. SPEâ€™s Motion Picture Group production organizations include Columbia Pictures, Screen Gems, TriStar Pictures, Sony Pictures Animation, Stage 6 Films, AFFIRM Films, and Sony Pictures Classics. For additional information, visit http://www.sonypictures.com/corp/divisions.html.
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