New Resident Evil Animated Movie in the Works, The Grudge Creator Producing It

The computer-generated movie will launch in 2017.


The live-action Resident Evil: The Final Chapter film starring Milla Jovovich is not the only movie currently in the works based on Capcom's survival horror series. Capcom has announced a new animated movie is coming in 2017 from Japanese studio Marza Animation Planet, which is owned by Sega.

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Details are light at the moment, but it will be written by Makoto Fukami (Psycho-Pass) and directed by Takanori Tsujimoto (Hard Revenge Milly, Ultraman X). In addition, The Grudge creator Takashi Shimizu is attached as an executive producer for the computer-generated film. Capcom's Hiroyuki Kobayashi, who also produces the live-action Resident Evil movies, is on-board as an executive supervisor.

This isn't the first animated Resident Evil movie. It will follow 2012's Resident Evil: Damnation and 2008's Resident Evil: Degeneration.

The Final Chapter, meanwhile, comes to theaters in January 2017. Jovovich's stuntwoman was badly injured on set, but is now out of a coma and recovering.

In Resident Evil game news, Capcom is working on HD remakes of Resident Evil Zero and Resident Evil 2. In addition, the publisher has told gamers to "stay tuned" for news about Resident Evil 7.

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