Netflix Portugal revealed on September 26th and after a bit of chaos, it was then confirmed that a CGI Resident Evil title is in the works for Netflix. Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness will be a new anime movie coming to Netflix in 2021.
We already know of two Resident Evil movie and TV projects coming out in the near future. One of which, the TV series, is a Netflix live-action project that’s due to start filming either late this year or early next.
On September 26th, a new trailer was posted to the Netflix Portugal Twitter account saying that another brand new project would be coming to Netflix in 2021. It reveals Chris, Claire, and Leon, well-known characters from the games featuring for the title called Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness.
The trailer was then uploaded to YouTube by multiple people but swiftly taken down by Netflix on Copyright grounds. This confirmed that it was, in fact, a real project.
The announcement clash with a Resident Evil panel at the Tokyo Game Show that took place on September 27th, 2020. The panel was largely about Resident Evil 8 teased there would be other surprises including this new Netflix anime.
NXonNetflix, Netflix’s sci-fi and anime brand then posted the trailer in full and in slightly better quality the following day.
Infinite darkness is fast approaching. Are you ready? pic.twitter.com/PXfhUNjPE4
— NX (@NXOnNetflix) September 27, 2020
It seems as Netflix extends many titles on the service out with accompanying anime titles such as The Witcher getting an anime spin-off and Altered Carbon getting similar treatment earlier in 2020.
Here’s what we know about Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness
- The title is a tv series
- It’s created by Capcom, TMS Entertainment & Marza Animation Planet.
- The series will be same as the video game and celebrates the series 25th anniversary.
- Much of the story is kept under wraps but here’s what we do know: “Series stars Leon Kennedy & Claire Redfield, the events of the series set-off when Claire stumbles upon “something” late one night, & Leon helps “someone”, setting things into motion.”