Capcom and Sony Computer Entertainment Pictures have announced plans to produce a feature-length CGI movie based on the highly successful Biohazard (known as Resident Evil in the west) videogames franchise.
Titled Biohazard: Degeneration, the movie is currently scheduled for release some time in 2008, and will be the first full length CGI adaptation of the popular survival horror series (though a 19-minute feature presentation, Biohazard 4D, was previously release in Japan in 2000). Full details on the plot has yet to be revealed.
Biohazard first launched on the PlayStation in 1996, and has since gone on to accumulate more than 30 million sales worldwide. The latest instalment to hit a Sony platform, Biohazard 5, is slated for release on PlayStation 3 (as well as Xbox 360) in 2009.
The series has also enjoyed moderate success on the silver screen, having been adapted into a movie trilogy in 2002 with Paul W. S Anderson’s “Resident Evil”, and it subsequent sequels Resident Evil: Apocalypse in 2004 and Resident Evil: Extinction in 2007.
Stay tuned for full details on Biohazard: Degeneration as soon as they become available.