The entertainment news website Deadline reported that Netflix is working on a series which is based n CAPCOM’s Resident Evil horror game. In the report, it was stated that the series would maintain the main basis of the games. However, they will “deepen the existing mythology.” The report also described the story as traversing the dark and secret workings of the Umbrella Corporation and the new world order that has been caused by the discharge of the T-Virus.
The production of the series is being handled by Constantin Film. They have produced all six films in the Resident Evil franchise. Constantin Films has also approached Johannes Roberts to write and direct the first reboot film for the Resident Evil film franchise. Variety had stated that the production of the movie would start this year with a new cast.
The first Resident Evil film based on CAPCOM’s survival game premiered all the way back in 2002. Milla Jovovich played the role of protagonist Alice. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, the “final” live-action film was released in Japan in December 2016, and it was premiered in North America in January 2017.
The franchise has earned US$1.2 billion worldwide and Resident Evil: The Final Chapter earned a whopping US$312 million worldwide. The Resident Evil franchise is Europe’s most successful horror genre movie franchise in history. Also, it is the highest-grossing film series which is based on a video game.
Currently, Anderson and Impact Pictures are currently working on a live-action adaptation of Monster Hunter, which is another CAPCOM game.