Netflix reveals the opening clip for Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness, offering a glimpse at the CGI anime series set in the video game franchise.
Netflix has revealed the opening clip for Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness, offering a glimpse at the CGI anime series set in the video game franchise. Debuting in 1996 with the survival horror title of the same name, Capcom’s franchise has maintained a strong grip on the market for the past 25 years with its ten mainline titles, three remakes and numerous spin-offs. The games also made their way to the big screen beginning in 2002 with the Milla Jovovich-led movie series of the same name that ran for six films across 15 years.
While there have been three animated films over the years, Infinite Darkness will mark the first time in Resident Evil history a television adaptation has been made of the franchise. The story is set in 2006 and centers the events between Resident Evil 4 and 5 in which Leon S. Kennedy is tasked with investigating a hacking of systems at the White House only to encounter zombies wreaking havoc as part of a mysterious attack. Meanwhile, Claire Redfield is busy investigating a drawing made a child refugee discovered during a TerraSave-led mission to oversee construction of a welfare facility that will see her cross paths with her Resident Evil 2 counterpart.
With just under a month left until the series arrives on the streaming platform, Netflix has unveiled the opening scene from Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness. The action-packed clip sees the series will begin its story in the year 2000 in the Middle East-like country of Penamstan. Check out the opening clip below:
The clip doesn’t offer much in the way of what the story might entail for the series, but it does offer a look at the stunning CGI from animation studio Quebico and Detective Conan producer TMS Entertainment. From the characters appearing borderline hyperreal to the thrilling action, the two studios have clearly put in the time and effort to deliver a project worth it carrying the Resident Evil moniker. Though with Leon and Claire’s video game future unknown, some may be a bit disappointed at the lack of screen time for either character in the opening scene.
That being said, the latest footage for Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness shows a lot of promise for the franchise’s first television outing at the streaming platform. With a live-action series also in the works at Netflix and the Resident Evil film reboot coming later this year, Capcom’s property is only just getting started expanding its reach once again. As long as they don’t take the same approach as Umbrella, the world will be an alright place.
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