Netflix has set the July premiere and revealed a new character trailer for its upcoming anime series “Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness.” The series will be directed by Eiichiro Hasumi, with Yugo Kanno serving as music composer.
In the character trailer above, American federal agent Leon reunites with TerraSave staff member Claire at the White House. Subsequently, a strange drawing from a little boy and an unexpected power outage bring on the infinite darkness referenced in the title, with Leon and the SWAT team working to take down a horde of zombies. The series will arrive on Netflix in July, but the exact date is yet to be announced.
“Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness” is a horror-action series based around the stories of two popular characters, Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield. By adding suspense into dynamic action scenes, this series will reveal a Resident Evil world unlike anything seen before.
Since the first game was released in 1996 on Sony PlayStation, the Resident Evil series is nearing its 25th anniversary. With the series continuing to evolve even now, a new title carves itself into the series’ history. This series is entitled RESIDENT EVIL: Infinite Darkness.
Eiichiro Hasumi, the critically-acclaimed director behind some of Japan’s biggest live-action hits including the “Umizaru''- or “Mozu'' series, as well as “The Sun Does Not Move” will be directing the upcoming series.
“Being involved in a work with such a long history and so many fans gave me more joy than it did pressure. I was supported by the amazing staff during my first attempt at a full CG anime. Since the characters are loved by many people, we ensured that our depiction of them does not betray the fans’ expectations. It was also reassuring that the motion capture actors and voice actors were the cast that plays Leon and Claire,” said Eiichiro Hasumi.
He continued, “Leaning on a suggestion from the Executive Producer Kobayashi, we decided to portray Leon as a somewhat cynical character in contrast to Claire. These events take place in 2006, between the time he was a young man filled with a sense of justice and 2014 when he had become slightly fatigued by the endless fighting as depicted in “Resident Evil: Vendetta.” The suit Leon wears is important as it symbolizes this position. I was impressed because he looks cool even in formal attire.”
This new series will be produced and supervised by Capcom's Hiroyuki Kobayashi, who is responsible for bringing numerous titles in the Resident Evil series into existence. TMS Entertainment, which has birthed various anime series, will produce the series, while Quebico, led by Kei Miyamoto, the producer of Resident Evil: Vendetta, will be in charge of the full 3DCG animation production.
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