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‘Resident Evil’ TV Series In Works At Netflix

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gCqzmDb.jpgA scripted Resident Evil series is being developed as a global Netflix original based on the hit action horror franchise. German production and distribution company Constantin Film, which is behind the Resident Evil movies loosely based on the Capcom video game series, is the studio. Search is underway for a showrunner to shepherd the adaptation.

 

The plan is for the series to expand the Resident Evil universe and deepen the existing mythology while keeping the basic premise, which also served as a setup for the movie franchise. The drama series will explore the dark inner workings of the Umbrella Corporation and the new world order caused by the outbreak of the T-virus. While the project is in early stages, the series is expected to incorporate all of Resident Evil’s signature elements, including action sequences and “easter eggs.”

 

The Resident Evil film franchise, launched with the 2002 Resident Evil, consists of six movies to date, produced by Constantin, which had acquired the rights to the video game series, and distributed by Screen Gems. The franchise has cumulatively earned $1.2 billion worldwide to date to rank as the highest-grossing film series ever based on a video game.

 

Paul W. S. Anderson was behind the six-movie series, which starred Milla Jovovich and wrapped in 2016 with Resident Evil: The Final ChapterSince then, Constantin Film brass have discussed plans to reboot the franchise, including as a TV series. Last month, the company hired Johannes Roberts to write and direct a potential feature Resident Evil reboot with a new cast. 

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I hope this is either a retelling of the game series story line, or something that can add to it like the CG anime films; rather than just some totally different separate breed like the live-action films we've gotten so far were.

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I watched the first live action film not too long ago, for all intents and purposes it's entertaining but it stops feeling like Resident Evil pretty quick with each film. I'm really hoping they decide to follow more closely to the games story.

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1 hour ago, Doubutsu said:

I watched the first live action film not too long ago, for all intents and purposes it's entertaining but it stops feeling like Resident Evil pretty quick with each film. I'm really hoping they decide to follow more closely to the games story.

The last two or three was like they ran out of ideas and just started throwing game characters into the mix to entice RE fans into watching it. Funny thing was the second live-action film had a scene with a newspaper that pretty much said Leon was killed... yet that got retracted/forgotten about so they could use him... and Jill got an entire makeover with a new actress playing her and thus went from black hair to blonde as they tried to make her look like the Jill from the games after not bothering to do so originally. Basically there was just no consistency with the live-action movie series.

 

The first 2 or 3 films were alright on their own, but failed as a property of the RE brand imo. While the rest of the films were just garbage meant to draw in RE fanboys and nothing else.

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I've always felt this would make a good series if done properly. It being on Netflix will give me some hope that this will turn out alright.

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The movie series was basically Anderson saying 'look how hot my wife is doing action shit'.
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I hope the series is something more than just a retelling...

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