Resident Evil anime gets new trailer, director and composer revealed
Netflix’s original computer graphic anime based on Resident Evil is nearing its release. A new trailer was released showing off the characters in Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness today. Series mainstays Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield can be seen in the exciting video. The anime series will celebrate the horror gaming franchise’s 25th anniversary and will launch in July 2021.
The director is Eiichiro Hasumi, who has previously helmed Japanese hits such as The Sun Does Not Move. “Being involved in a work with such a long history and so many fans gave me more joy than it did pressure,” explained Hasumi. “While this is a full CG anime, I strove to adjust the camerawork and lighting atmosphere to resemble the live-action filming I usually do to instill this work with a sense of realism. I hope that both fans of the “Resident Evil” series and non-fans alike can enjoy watching the series in one go.”
Meanwhile, Yugo Kanno will be handling the anime’s original score. “I inherited the spirit of the many people who worked on the previous Resident Evil titles and took on the challenge of creating a new atmosphere through trial-and-error,” says Kanno. “I was keenly aware that this work would be released on Netflix, so I focused on the scale of a Hollywood film so that overseas viewers could also enjoy this. Since I received the same detailed orders as usual from Director Hasumi, I was not particularly conscious of the fact this was an animation during its production. In fact, it feels like I am only now realizing that this is an animated series.”
Watch the new character trailer for Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness below:
The official synopsis states, “In 2006, there were traces of improper access to secret Presidential files found in the White House’s computer network. American federal agent Leon S. Kennedy is among the group invited to the White House to investigate this incident, but when the lights suddenly go out, Leon and the SWAT team are forced to take down a horde of mysterious zombies. Meanwhile, TerraSave staff member Claire Redfield encounters a mysterious image drawn by a young boy in a country she visited, while providing support to refugees. Haunted by this drawing, which appears to be of a victim of viral infection, Claire starts her own investigation. The next morning, Claire visits the White House to request the construction of a welfare facility. There, she has a chance reunion with Leon and uses the opportunity to show him the boy’s drawing. Leon seems to realize some sort of connection between the zombie outbreak at the White House and the strange drawing, but he tells Claire that there is no relation and leaves. In time, these two zombie outbreaks in distant countries lead to events that shake the nation to its very core.”