Resident Evil adaptations will never die. While the Paul W.S. Anderson film series seems to have come to an end, all-new takes on the video game franchise are on our way. Netflix is developing a Resident Evil TV series, and now, a new Resident Evil movie is in the works, too. And there’s an extensive cast list to go along with that news: Kaya Scodelario, Robbie Amell, Hannah John-Kamen, and more – and they’re playing characters pulled directly from the first three Resident Evil games, which suggests this is going to be a more direct adaptation than the Anderson films.
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The Resident Evil video game franchise already has an entire series of live-action movies, not to mention a handful of computer animated movies. Now the popular horror game title is heading to streaming with its first computer generated anime TV series at Netflix.
Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness was announced on Capcom’s virtual Tokyo Game Show stream, and Netflix quickly released the first teaser trailer for the series, which finds Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield each investigating mysterious happenings in the dark. Get a look at the Resident Evil animated series trailer below. Read More »
Netflix is adding another geeky property to its collection. The streaming giant confirmed that a live-action Resident Evil Netflix series is in the works, based on Capcom’s massively popular video game franchise. Netflix revealed the first story details about its live-action Resident Evil series, which puts a bit of a Stranger Things twist on the story.
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The entire Resident Evil film series is getting a fancy 4K Blu-ray box set, and frankly, I’m excited. Are these movies good? I mean…no, not really. But they’re immensely entertaining, and sometimes, that’s enough. The Resident Evil box set will include all six films along with hours of bonus features, and an extended cut of Resident Evil: Apocalypse.
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After decades of trying, Hollywood is still having a hard time producing good video game movies. Detective Pikachu is probably the best movie based on a video game, but beyond that, it’s pretty slim pickings out there. However, director James Cameron revealed that, during quarantine, he has taken solace in a surprising video game movie as one of his guilty pleasures: Resident Evil. The Avatar and Terminator filmmaker recently proclaimed his affinity for the video game adaptation from 2002, and we’re really not sure what to think. Read More »
It’s a rough time for big and small-screen adaptations of video game characters. Specifically, video characters who are being adapted to film and TV by Constantin Film. The Resident Evil production company has offered updates on its current projects: ScreenGems’ Monster Hunter starring Milla Jovovich, and the Netflix Resident Evil series which was meant to start production in June.
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While you might be hard-pressed to find anyone whose favorite movie comes from the Resident Evil film franchise, it’s hard to argue with the success of a film series that was somehow able to last six installments despite always getting middling to terrible reviews. The loyal fanbase kept throwing enough money at each movie to make them profitable, and that’s all Screen Gems really cared about. But when the Resident Evil reboot comes along, it will finally bring what fans loved about the original games. Read More »
Posted on Friday, January 25th, 2019 by Jacob Hall
A new survival horror begins…on Netflix.
Resident Evil, Capcom’s iconic horror/action video game franchise, is being developed as a television series on Netflix. Constantin Film, the company behind the six movies in the film franchise based on the series, is developing the show. Does that mean the series will be directly attached to the existing movies or will they use this opportunity to make something more similar in tone to the most popular games in the series?
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Update: In an interview with Bloody Disgusting, James Wan reveals that he is no longer producing this film. “I’m not doing that anymore. That has been dropped,” Wan confirmed. “I hate it when my projects get announced. It makes it seem like I’m attached to a lot of things when in fact I’m not necessarily doing so many things.” Our original article follows.
Last year, we wrote about how James Wan (Aquaman, The Conjuring) would be producing a Resident Evil reboot, revamping the popular video game franchise on the big screen after Paul W.S. Anderson’s long-running series of films finally came to an end. Now it seems the reboot has found its director: Johannes Roberts, the man who helmed 47 Meters Down.
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Update: Deadline reports that Insidious, The Conjuring, Furious 7, and Aquaman director James Wan is on board to produce the Resident Evil reboot. Considering his history with the horror genre, this choice certainly does suggest that the new films will hew closer to the tone of the original games. Greg Russo will write the script. The original story follows below.
The Resident Evil film franchise that starred Milla Jovovich and was directed entirely by filmmaker Paul W.S. Anderson came to an end earlier this year with Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. The video game movie series finale may have only grossed nearly $27 million at the domestic box office, but it raked in over $285 million internationally on a budget of just $40 million. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that a Resident Evil reboot is already being developed overseas.
The German production company Constantin Film is currently developing a Resident Evil reboot, and currently the plan is to have the story span six total movies, just like the film franchise that just concluded. This isn’t just putting the horse before the cart, this is throwing the cart halfway across the world before the horse has even learned to walk. Read More »