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Resident Evil: Vendetta CG Anime Film Opens in Spring 2017

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins

The official website for Resident Evil: Vendetta (Biohazard: Vendetta), the latest CG anime full-length film based on CAPCOM's Resident Evil (Biohazard) horror game franchise, announced on Thursday that the film will open in Japan in spring 2017. Capcom began showing the film's first footage at its booth at Tokyo Game Show on Thursday, and the video will go online at 5 p.m. JST (4 a.m. EDT) on Sunday after Tokyo Game Show ends.

Takanori Tsujimoto (The Next Generation -Patlabor-, Ultraman X) is directing the film at Marza Animation Planet, with a script by Makoto Fukami (Psycho-Pass, School-Live!). Kenji Kawai (Patlabor, Ghost in the Shell) is composing the music. Takashi Shimizu (Ju-on, live-action Kiki's Delivery Service) is credited as executive producer.

The film will have a completely original story, and will feature characters from multiple games in the series, including Chris Redfield, Rebecca Chambers, and Leon Kennedy. CAPCOM producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi (Resident Evil 4, Sengoku Basara) is supervising the project.

In a collaboration between the film and Italian motorcycle company, Ducati, Resident Evil: Vendetta will feature a scene in which Leon fends off an enemy riding Ducati's newest model, the XDiavel.

Source: Anime! Anime! (Katsunori Takahashi)


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