Kodoani.com – Netflix announced during its Geeked Week live stream on Monday, a trailer for the original version of the live-action adaptation of the survival horror series Resident Evil of CAPCOM .
The company also revealed a new poster:
The film will open on July 14.
The film stars Lance Reddick, Ella Balinska, Tamara Smart, Siena Agudong, Adeline Rudolph, and Paola Nunez. Reddick will play Albert Wesker.
Bronwen Hughes (The Walking Dead) will direct the series at Constantin Film, and Andrew Dabb (Supernatural) will write the script. When Netflix first announced the series in August 2020, it posted an image of the script for the first episode, “Welcome to New Raccoon City,” of the eight-episode series.
Hughes and Dabb are executive producers alongside Marry Leah Sutton and Robert Kulzer and Oliver Berben of Constantin Film.
Netflix briefly listed the description for the unconfirmed series in February 2020. The Hollywood Reporter describes the newly confirmed story:
The Netflix series will tell its new story across two timelines. In the first film, 14-year-old sisters Jade and Billie Wesker are moved to New Raccoon City. One town produced, the company, raped them as soon as their teenage years were in their prime. But the more time they spend there, the more they realize that the town is more than they imagined and that their father may be hiding dark secrets. Secrets that can destroy the world. The second, more than a decade in the future, sees less than 15 million people left on Earth. And more than 6 billion monsters – people and animals infected with viruses. T. Jade, now 30, struggles to survive in this new world, while secrets from the past – about her sister, father and herself – continue to haunt her.
Constantin Film produced all six films in the Resident Evil series directed by Paul WS Anderson. The company hired Johannes Roberts (47 Meters Down) to direct and write the first reboot of the Resident Evil franchise. Entertainment industry news site Variety reports that the reboot will be the first of six.
The first Resident Evil zombie apocalypse film based on the CAPCOM survival horror series premiered in 2002 with actress Milla Jovovich as the title character Alice. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, the “final” live-action film, opened in Japan in December 2016 and in North America in January 2017.
Constantin Film announced in 2014 that the films would have a spin-off television show.
Netflix’s separate Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness CG anime series debuted exclusively on Netflix worldwide in July 2021 and has four episodes.
The Resident Evil series also adapted Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City, the first live-action reboot of the series. The film opens on November 24 after postponing September 3. It opens in Japan on January 28.