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RESIDENT EVIL: VENDETTA Animated Movie Coming in 2017

RESIDENT EVIL: VENDETTA Animated Movie Coming in 2017

It’s been four years since the last Resident Evil animated film, but the video game franchise will make its return to Japanese cinemas next year in a new movie called Resident Evil: Vendetta.

Via Kotaku and 4gamer, Capcom announced Resident Evil: Vendetta (which will be called Biohazard: Vendetta in Japan) at the Tokyo Game Show. The Grudge creator  Takashi Shimizu is executive producing the CGI animated film, which will be directed by Takanori Tsujimoto, and produced by Hiroyuki Kobayashi. The first poster for the movie indicates that it will be released in spring 2017 in Japan. A US release is also likely, but it will probably hit North America by going direct-to-video. However, it could potentially get a limited theatrical release as well.

Biohazard Vendetta Poster

Resident Evil: Vendetta will have an original story, but there aren’t many details currently known about it. The previous animated films, Resident Evil: Degeneration and Resident Evil: Damnation both featured Leon Kennedy in a leading role, while this movie appears to be placing Chris Redfield at the forefront.

If we had to guess about the story, we’d bet the titular “vendetta” referred to Chris’s ongoing feud with Albert Wesker, one of the primary villains of the franchise. That’s been a recurring matchup since the very first Resident Evil video game. And while Wesker has apparently been killed off, Resident Evil: Vendetta could either ignore the previous continuity or simply let Wesker cheat death again.

What do you think Resident Evil: Vendetta will be about? And are you excited to see the movie? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

Image: Capcom

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