Netflix has revealed a slew of new information regarding Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness -- its upcoming CG anime series based on the popular Resident Evil video game franchise -- including the show's director, music composer and release window. The streamer has also released a character trailer for the series, which focuses on protagonists Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield.
Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness will be directed by Eiichiro Hasumi and composed by Yugo Kanno. The series is slated to premiere on Netflix this coming July, though still lacks a specific release date. Meanwhile, the new character trailer sees Leon (Nick Apostolides) and Claire (Stephanie Panisello) have a chance reunion at the White House as the former investigates a hacking incident and the latter petitions the government to construct a welfare building.
"Being involved in a work with such a long history and so many fans gave me more joy than it did pressure," said 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."
"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," added 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," he laughed.
Per the official synopsis for Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness,
In 2006, there were traces of improper access to secret Presidential files found in the White House’s 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 youth 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.
Produced and supervised by Capcom's Hiroyuki Kobayashi, Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness is directed by Eiichiro Hasumi and composed by Yugo Kanno. The CG anime series stars Nick Apostolides as Leon S. Kennedy and Stephanie Panisello as Claire Redfield. It is slated to premiere on Netflix this July.
Source: Netflix, YouTube