Going by its trailer, the Vendetta animated film should be a great callback to Resident Evil’s unsettling roots.
Resident Evil: Vendetta film trailer takes us to a familiar creepy mansion
Right now feels like a great time to be a Resident Evil fan. The upcoming game is hitting a strong survival horror note, while the film universe is drawing to a close with a climactic finale. But fans of Capcom’s animated spin-offs shouldn’t be disappointed either, as noted with Resident Evil: Vendetta – a CGI film expected to hit theaters early next year.
Vendetta, developed by Capcom and Marza Animation Planet, will follow Chris, Leon, and Rebecca as they face deadly zombie outbreaks. The exact details of the story aren’t clear, but the trailer puts a heavy emphasis on an isolated mansion that bears thematic – if not literal – connections to the classic Spencer Mansion.
While we don’t know what to expect from Vendetta’s plot, I have to admit, the trailer presents a great blend of action-horror. The zombies are legitimately terrifying and pose a real threat to well-prepared soliders, while the settings is appropriately familiar and chilling. Here’s hoping the finished film holds up when it launches in Spring of 2017.