The Resident Evil renaissance has seen the games Resident Evil 7 and the Resident Evil 2 remake released to consideration acclaim, while not long before that Resident Evil: The Final Chapter was a hit in cinemas despite having mixed reviews [I personally thought it was the worst film in the series]. Last we heard, the film series was potentially getting a reboot with Strangers: Prey at Night director Johannes Roberts at the helm, but it now But looks like that may not be the only adaptation in the works.
‘Deadline’ has reported that Netflix is partnering with Constantin Film, the studio behind the last three films and the upcoming reboot, to produce a series for their streaming service based on the games. As ‘Deadline’ writes:
“No one is commenting but I hear the plan is for the series to expand the Resident Evil universe and deepen the exiting mythology. I hear the series will keep 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.”
Unlike my co-writers Jim and Bat I’m no gamer so I don’t know much about the games at all, though I do know that the film series, which I mostly enjoyed if generally on a ‘dumb fun’ level, tended to depart greatly from the games, and it’s obvious that there’s enough potential in this universe to warrant another go at it.