I was never into ‘zombie games’ as a kid, mostly because I was scared senseless.
My parents also wouldn’t allow me to have one (although I did manage to get GTA III by convincing them it was a driving game) but it’s irrelevant because I’d never be able to sit through one anyway.
Having said that, my flatmate and I did recently buy a zombie game for the Wii – we’re dangerously nostalgic – and it’s a lot of fun. Sure I’m scared but I manage hold it together in front of him. He looks after me.
Anyway, if you’re wondering why I’m going on with this tenuous zombie spiel, it’s because legendary video game and movie franchise Resident Evil is coming to TV!
What a segway that was (it’s Friday).
According to an exclusive report to Deadline, the TV series while nothing has been officially confirmed yet will feature a deep dive into the Resident Evil universe and expanded explanations for prominent parts of the Resident Evil storyline.
The report says:
“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 team is still looking for a showrunner/producer but the report suggests Constantin Film, which has been behind the film series, will be heading up the project.
The studio will be no doubt hoping a TV adaption can follow in the footsteps of the films, as Milla Jovovich’s six-part RE film series has earned $1.2 billion, making it the highest-grossing film series based on a video game.
It’s unclear if Netflix’s decision to pursue a RE series has anything to do with the Resident Evil 2 remake which just dropped, but you’d suspect they’ll be wanting to jump on the hype.
When it arrives is anyone’s guess, but what I do know is that Netflix just keeps on winning.
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