Saturday, 17 April 2021

Zombies invade the White House in Resident Evil



Earlier this week Netflix released an official trailer for Zack Snyder's Army of the Dead. The streamer continues the zombie theme with a Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness trailer revealed during the Resident Evil Showcase.



Here’s a synopsis:

"In 2006, there were traces of improper access to secret Presidential files found in the White House’s computer network. American federal agent Leon S. Kennedy is among the group invited to the White House to investigate this incident, but when the lights suddenly go out, Leon and the SWAT team are forced to take down a horde of mysterious zombies. Meanwhile, TerraSave staff member Claire Redfield encounters a mysterious image drawn by a young boy in a country she visited, while providing support to refugees. Haunted by this drawing, which appears to be of a victim of viral infection, Claire starts her own investigation. The next morning, Claire visits the White House to request the construction of a welfare facility. There, she has a chance reunion with Leon and uses the opportunity to show him the boy’s drawing. Leon seems to realize some sort of connection between the zombie outbreak at the White House and the strange drawing, but he tells Claire that there is no relation and leaves. In time, these two zombie outbreaks in distant countries lead to events that shake the nation to its very core."

With a story set several years after the events of Resident Evil 4, both Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield are brought together when their paths cross after investigating two seemingly separate incidents. What awaits them in the darkness that looms large before them?

“Being involved in a work with such a long history and so many fans gave me more joy than it did pressure,” said director Eiichiro Hasumi. “While this is a full CG anime, I strove to adjust the camerawork and lighting atmosphere to resemble the live-action filming I usually do to instill this work with a sense of realism. I hope that both fans of the Resident Evil series and non-fans alike can enjoy watching the series in one go.”

A Resident Evil live-action spin-off series is also in development at Netflix. Sony is rebooting the film franchise with Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City in cinemas this November, which will be shown first on Netflix as part of a multi-year deal from 2022.

Are you looking forward to the various Resident Evil video game, film and television spin-offs as part of the franchise's 25th anniversary? Let me know in the comments below.

Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness arrives on Netflix this July.

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