Resident Evil: Vendetta CG Film's Stills Show Antagonists

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Images introduce Glenn Arias, Maria, Diego for May film

The staff of the upcoming CG-animated film Resident Evil: Vendetta revealed still images for three of the film's antagonists on Friday. The characters are responsible for a bioterrorist plot.

Glenn Arias, a weapons dealer knows as the "Merchant of Death." He is an internationally wanted criminal who is plotting to use a new virus for bioterrorism. He founded Agua Company, which is involved in but not limited to drinking water production.

Maria, a beautiful woman who works for Arias. After undergoing body modifications, her human emotions are diminished. She only shows her emotions to Diego.

Diego, Arias' bodyguard whose face was disfigured after body modifications. He always wears a special mask to hide his face.

The three antagonists appear in an English-dubbed trailer that debuted in December. Diego also appears in a television commercial that premiered earlier this month.

The film's staff revealed stills of three members of the elite "Silver Dagger" team from the Bioterrorism Security Assessment Alliance (BSAA) on Monday. The characters are as follows:

D.C., a former American special forces member and game fan who specializes in hacking.

Nadia, a former Los Angeles SWAT team member, sniping expert, and the only woman on the team.

Damian, another former American special forces member who has known D.C. for a long time. He's in excellent physical condition and he expresses nervousness with sarcasm.

The film, based on CAPCOM's Resident Evil (Biohazard) horror game franchise, will open in Japanese theaters on May 27. The film is the third CG-animated film for the franchise, after 2008's Resident Evil: Degeneration and 2012's Resident Evil: Damnation.

The film will open in theaters in the United States and Canada on June 19 for one night only. Tickets in Canada went on sale on March 24, and tickets in the United States went on sale on March 31.

The film will have a completely original story and will feature characters from multiple games in the series. CAPCOM producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi (Resident Evil 4, Sengoku Basara) is supervising the project. The English dub cast includes Matthew Mercer as Leon S. Kennedy, Kevin Dorman as Chris Redfield, and Erin Cahill as Rebecca Chambers.

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. Kenji Shibasaki is handling the sound design, Hiroyasu Shinohara is producing, Kosei Sugimoto is the associate producer, and Kei Miyamoto is the co-producer.

Source: Famitsu, MoCa News

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