Netflix has released an official trailer for Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness, a CG-animated film that will hopefully stick closer to the video games than the live-action film series ever did. Let’s take a look.
Well, that looks like a Netflix film alright. I’m pretty unfamiliar with the video game franchise, but apparently the film will be bringing in characters familiar to anyone who has played the games. Nick Apostolides will voice Leon S. Kennedy and Stephanie Panisello will voice Claire Redfield in a story that will see the two deal with a zombie outbreak at the White House. That sounds original(?). Honestly, a modern-day zombie film that saw the President of the United States fight zombies would be pretty great in my opinion. I’d love to see that get made.
In 2006, there were traces of improper access to secret Presidential files found in the White House’s computer network. American federal agent Leon S. Kennedy is among the group invited to the White House to investigate this incident, but when the lights suddenly go out, Leon and the SWAT team are forced to take down a horde of mysterious zombies. Meanwhile, TerraSave staff member Claire Redfield encounters a mysterious image drawn by a young boy in a country she visited, while providing support to refugees. Haunted by this drawing, which appears to be of a victim of viral infection, Claire starts her own investigation. The next morning, Claire visits the White House to request the construction of a welfare facility. There, she has a chance reunion with Leon and uses the opportunity to show him the boy’s drawing. Leon seems to realize some sort of connection between the zombie outbreak at the White House and the strange drawing, but he tells Claire that there is no relation and leaves. In time, these two zombie outbreaks in distant countries lead to events that shake the nation to its very core.
Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness begins streaming July 8, 2021 on Netflix.
What do you guys think? Interested in seeing this at all?