According to a now-deleted tweet from Netflix’s Portugal branch (via Gematsu), Resident Evil fans are getting a brand-new CGI movie called Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness. You can check out the teaser trailer below, which confirms the return of franchise staples Leon Kennedy and Claire Redfield.
Unfortunately, the footage doesn’t tell us anything about where the story might be headed. It’s also unclear when the film takes place in relation to Capcom’s previous animated features – Resident Evil: Degeneration (2008), Resident Evil: Damnation (2012), and Resident Evil: Vendetta (2017) – but Infinite Darkness should be an enjoyable ride for Resident Evil 2 fans who are fresh off of the highly successful 2019 remake.
What we can definitely say is that Netflix has big plans for Capcom’s horror franchise. Back in August, the streamer revealed that it was working on a live-action Resident Evil series revolving around the Wesker children.
The release date of that series is unknown, but Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness will debut sometime in 2021.
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