Netflix has revealed the storyline as well as part of the voice cast for Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness.
Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness is the CGI film coming to Netflix, which was announced back in fall 2020.
According to Netflix, the film is bringing back Resident Evil 2 remake’s Nick Apostolides as Leon Kennedy and Stephanie Panisello as Claire Redfield.
Alongside news of Panisello and Apostolides returning to reprise the characters, the film’s synopsis was revealed, and apparently, there has been an outbreak at the White House.
Here’s the synopsis (thanks, Bloody Disgusting):
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.
The film is slated to arrive on the service this year, and Capcom’s Hiroyuki Kobayashi will executive produce. TMS Entertainment will also produce, and Resident Evil: Vendetta’s Quebico and Kei Miyamoto are in charge of the animation.
There’s also a Resident Evil live adaptation set for a Netflix airing at some point, which stars the Wesker kids. And don’t forget about the Resident Evil reboot from Constantin Film that is due to arrive in theaters this summer.
We also have Resident Evil Village to look forward to, and it’s out May 7 on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.