Resident Evil scares up CG film

Capcom and Sony Pictures coproducing animated film to tell a new story from the zombie-ridden franchise; release set for 2008.

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Game publisher Capcom and movie maker Sony Pictures Entertainment have teamed up to produce three live-action films based on the Resident Evil games, each more successful than the last at the US box office. The pair today announced that they are teaming up once again, this time on a full-length, computer-animated Resident Evil feature.

The film will be titled Biohazard: Degeneration (Biohazard is the Japanese name of the Resident Evil series), and will introduce a new storyline within the series' universe. Beyond that, the only detail available about the feature is that it will be released next year.

The companies didn't specify if that release will be theatrical or straight-to-DVD, although game-based CG films have taken both routes in the past. In 2001, Square Enix released Final Fantasy: Spirits Within in US theaters, and then announced its retreat from the movie business after it failed to live up to expectations. Last year it returned to the world of game-based CG films with Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, which was released straight-to-DVD, but received a much warmer reception than its theatrical cousin.

Capcom has a number of film projects currently in the works. The company is collaborating with Hyde Park Entertainment on a new Street Fighter movie featuring Chun Li as the central character. The film rights to Onimusha and Devil May Cry have also been sold by the company.

Discussion

257 comments
Superman1938
Superman1938

What a great movie with suprisingly sharp visuals. I do feel that is lost focus near the middle of the movie, as there were only zombies within the first 1/3 of the movie. Still, great action and story. ....and claire is HOT!

tadkop
tadkop

oohhh i cantwait till it comes out in tassie yeaaaaaaaaaaaa go tassie GAMESPOT ROXX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

thetravman
thetravman

Very good movie. Resident evil fans will surely love it. As for others, they won't have a clue what's going on.

Franistelrooy
Franistelrooy

the movie is great i bought the blu-ray and it's awesome !!!! it fits perfect to what the game is, and the new characters fits good aswell, fr me it's the best RE movie so far... besides Leon Rulz on it !

sekykim2000
sekykim2000

guys, dont worry, this is not from Paul Anderson :D

mrppower
mrppower

Its not new, its modled after the res 2 game, and so is clairs, not quite the same but almost...its goin to be bad ass

hanzo-125
hanzo-125

ive watch trailer leon have a new face

mute4
mute4

Wow, nice trailer. Can't wait!!

Monkeybt93
Monkeybt93

So stupid. I'd rather see Smokey and the Bandit.

Cobra1010
Cobra1010

Leon is definitly in this one, i just hope he doesnt die cause he still has to tell Ada he loves her.

xerotolerant
xerotolerant

as long as it isn't like the live action versions i'm in. well the live action sequels anyway. the first one was alright.

Krusnikzero2
Krusnikzero2

I see this going well. RE games are so much like movies in the first place i think they'll have a lot to work with.

Treflis
Treflis

This is now one movie I'll enjoy waiting for, I'd hope the surviving S.T.A.R.S. members will make an appearance but I won't hold my breath on that matter even though It looks like Claire is in the movie. I'm also positive that other guy is Leon due to the brown leather jacket and it's sparked my curiosity as to why is he there armed, also why is Claire there if it actually is Claire?. In any case I hope it doesn't end up being as horrible as the third live action Resident evil movie when it comes to story line, though I might be naive in saying I'm actually positive it won't.

DUUUUUUDEn51
DUUUUUUDEn51

Yeeah... I miss the zombies... ZOMBIES ROCK! ! !

Martzel94
Martzel94

Sounds great (zombies are back!), I hope it will be better than the action movies

FOBlO
FOBlO

Sorry guys this movie is after resident evil 4. 7 years after racoon city. Leon took his rescue mission 6 years after racoon city incident. So new storyline, awesome.

MCE01
MCE01

If Leon dies in the series.....there will be hell to pay...:P

Princess_Gamer
Princess_Gamer

Saw a trailer and I can not wait for it to come out. I will either be preordering it or buying it the first day it comes out. Viva la Resident Evil!

sbaker127
sbaker127

They should just keep to the games

annegab
annegab

This sounds good. I'm so excited for this.

Olaoye_tw
Olaoye_tw

hey ResEvilFreak, Capcom isnt gonna produce 3 new CGI movies, those wer movies that were created in the past, with "Extinction" being the third movie. Ive seen pics of the CGI movie, it looks great graphically.

babenjorge
babenjorge

I think this would be great. Since the first resident evil with movie clips in it, i always thought that would be a great movie if they just did it all in CGI.

toritofine
toritofine

Would love that... because, having so many games of RE, its easy to lose track of the story. I mean, i understand that the main story is told in RE 0-4 and on and on, but what about code veronica? and file outbreak? I asume that those are side stories, of how the virus affected other people. Anyway, i would really like to watch this, to understand better this story that is actually one of my favorites, and i really expect is based on the games too, because to me, the other movies, are a total letdown, with so little to do with the games. So i cant wait. Bring them on. This will be awesome.

devil_1994
devil_1994

lets just hope the story of the movie is of the same as the game

Keir21
Keir21

the trailer is awesome. Leon is back!

ResEvilFreak
ResEvilFreak

Dude, did you hear that, it states not one CGI movie, but THREE CGI movies are going to be made in total, not only that but this is going to be an ACTUAL TRUE Resident Evil movie for once, not like those other **** ones!, also what excites me is that theres also going to be an Onimusha and Devil May Cry movie, man Capcom you truely know whow to please you're fanbase[like me] don't you, this is GREAT! Who knows, since its being developed by Sony as well, theres a chance there may be games for this on PlayStation 3!, how cool would that be if that happened, come you have to make a game based on these three movies too Capcom, this isn't going to be crazy enough[well actually will be!]but with a game, now that for sure is entertainment at its best! Then we have Devil May Cry 4 and Resident Evil 5! Not only that[sorry for going and on but I'm too excited at the moment for Resident Evil, hence my user name lol]but this CGI takes place one year after the events of Resident Evil 4 and three years before the events of Resident Evil 5, so what I'm getting on to or talking about, is that these three movies could explain whats happened between the events of Resident Evil 4-Resident Evil 5. I mean in Resident Evil 4, the enemies or people, aren't exactly flesh eating zombies, there just crazy mindless people who were being controlled, then in Resident Evil 5 you see the same thing, the enemies or people aren't flesh eating zombies, but again just people who are crazy and mindless and maybe being controlled by Wesker or some other enemy, maybe the person with the mic...? Anyway I was saying these three movies could and probably will, explain the events between Resident Evil 4-Resident Evil 5.

Dshenlong
Dshenlong

from what I hear the cg films will be following a brand new storyline....so..expect anything including not seeing the existing characters. It is Capcom after all...you know how they love to leave loose ends.

flash786
flash786

cool man cant wait for new resident cg movie..................i will also love to watch cg movie bases on dmc and onimusha ^_^

1234ritchie
1234ritchie

I think that this will be well good coz all the characters will look how they did on the games n be able to stick to the same story line as the games. But I personally like the RE films. They may not have been like the games but if they were you would know what to expect, plus having actors talk like what they did on the games would have been even worse. If you took away the title saying Resident Evil i think they would have been alot better, where as being called RE it has such a high expectation as it had alot to live up to. Everyone has an opinion though.

aiman24
aiman24

agreed with darthturkey....i really hated the movies, since they didnt actually follow the story lines, they had good action sequences but wth? its like a totally different universe shown in the movies where the t-virus also leaked out, only, alice(wth) was the main character...i hope this cg film is related to the original story, and hoping it contains the main characters(such as, Albert,Chris,Barry,Jill,Leon,Claire and others)

darthturkey
darthturkey

Well i hope the use all the main game characters for the cg films, not like the ones they used for those profected resident evil movies, when had nothing to do with games, yes they had Jill in the second film, and Clair & Albert in the 3rd, but still no sign of Chris or Barry. As the that new cg final fantasy movie had all the characters from final fantasy 7 which i found the best game to movie let, as it had the main game charaters and had a similar story, same locations to final fantasy 7 game. I would say these 3 cg resident movies might turn out, as Sony Pictures did a brillant job with the new final fantasy movie.

thrashunreal
thrashunreal

Hopefully they'll be better than the live action movies...

assault120
assault120

Finally not a hollywood movie!!!

DaRkNeO2005
DaRkNeO2005

if the movies would follow the stories of the games then you could´ve just as well played them besides I DO like the movies although I have the feeling some things are missing like where the hell did Jill went between RE 2 and 3 (movies) the movies were good in my opinion if they just followed the stories of the games it would be just reviewing something I have done already and that is a waste of my time so stop jerking of and complaining and show some respect for some people's new ideas

JakexThexGr8
JakexThexGr8

Please, please, please... No more telekinetic actors/actresses that are not even part of the series and are the dominating role. Was Mila injected with the G-Virus? It's the only virus that actually brought someone back without mutating them. Aka Albert Wesker... But he can't even move things with his mind. All the movies were a big disappointment, but that is what happens when you have lazy directors. If only the director of the Silent Hill movie would have made Resident Evil. He has more passion for it and would probably make the series make sense. The Resident Evil movies completely drift away from the main point of Resident Evil, leaving out MAJOR important chunks.

msroji
msroji

i agree with all said, i adore milla j, but still to make jill, carlos, chris, claire, an EXTRA or a supporting role in a movie holding the name of the game-of-all-time, thats a big no no. if capcom should ever listen to any of our opinions ( and i do think i am speaking on behalf of every RE series fan) i think this CG should really follow up the original story of our beloved s.t.a.r.s, it should fill some/all the gaps in the story so far, like what happened next, umbrella's fall down, wesker's plans, etc. and one thing that is most important, the ZOMBIEs that gave the game its flavour.

lionheartt176
lionheartt176

Don't beat up on Mila, her aside the movies are poo. But you can't call them s***, give them some credit for revamping a story line, but poo still works. If they stuck to it too closely then you'd end up watching what you could have just gone out and played yourself. Hopefully Anderson will just choke on his tongue in his sleep. I've faith that this CG adaptation will stay true to the story lines.

mikerotch4u
mikerotch4u

gully1419 The resident evil fims were **** and nothing to do with the story line what so ever, they just used the characters, i would actually spit on the director if i ever saw him for **** up such a beautiful story line, the films are corny, god damn milla J, trying to combine the matrix with horror, **** stupid! Here here! And I thought I was the only one who thought Paul W. S. Anderson shouldn't be allowed to direct / write/produce/have anything to do with movies. The RE series of movies could have had so much more potential had they followed the plot of the games. The plots of the first couple games, although a little lost in translation, could have made classic zombie movies with a little rewriting. I guess Anderson isn't a gamer at all, or he might not have ruined the series. Its discraceful what he did to AvP. At least its not as bad as what Uwe Boll does to movies... Alone in the Dark... Bloodrayne... and prepare yourselves because Bloodrayne 2 and Postal are coming... Kill me now.

i_got_you60
i_got_you60

cg movies are better cause you can recreate the chareceter as you want which you cant do with a real time actor and you can put various sorts of special effects and stuff as well so personally i would like the dmc and onimusha series to be cg as well

gully1419
gully1419

The resident evil fims were **** and nothing to do with the story line what so ever, they just used the characters, i would actually spit on the director if i ever saw him for **** up such a beautiful story line, the films are corny, god damn milla J, trying to combine the matrix with horror, **** stupid!

Snake329
Snake329

The Resident Evil films do not do any justice to the games. They had so much potential to do a great adaptation of the games rich story, but they chose the mainstream crap that we get, like Spider-Man 3's dance moves, or Transformers "AMAZINGLY COMPLEX" story line. Ha, right. Hopefully they do a good job with the CG films, though I can't expect what I want. :(

HiroArka
HiroArka

I like CG movies. So much more you can do than Live Action. I like the live action Resident Evil movies, but I would rather watch a movie that takes place in some familiar and canon territory than an alterante Resident Evil universe. Hope that made sense.

Devvy01
Devvy01

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