The Resident Evil CG film franchise will be rebooted with an all-new instalment in 2017, Marza Animation Planet and Capcom have announced.
According to a Japanese press release (translated by stevivor), the upcoming CG movie will feature three classic characters in the shape of Chris Redfield, Leon S. Kennedy, and Rebecca Chambers, with concept art depicting a location that looks suspiciously like the Spencer Mansion from the original Resident Evil and its remake. Plot details are being kept under wraps at present, although this will be Rebecca’s first outing in the franchise since 2002’s Resident Evil Zero.
The unnamed movie will be directed by Tsujimoto Takanori, while Shimizu Takashi, best known as the director of The Grudge, will serve as Executive Producer on the project. The film is expected to be released worldwide in 2017, though that’s about all we know right now.
The Resident Evil series has received two CG films to date: Resident Evil Degeneration (2008) and Resident Evil Damnation (2012). Both films have featured Leon S. Kennedy, with the first also reuniting him with his Resident Evil 2 co-star, Claire Redfield. Outside of this, the series has also received a number of live-action movies helmed by director Paul W.S. Anderson, and rank as the most successful video game to film adaptations with nearly $1 billion grossed worldwide.