NETFLIX REVEALS THE OPENING SCENE CLIP OF RESIDENT EVIL: INFINITE DARKNESS
Known as the gold standard of survival horror games with over 110 million units shipped worldwide, Resident Evil is continuing its 25th anniversary celebration with the upcoming premiere of the original CG anime series, RESIDENT EVIL: Infinite Darkness, launching exclusively on Netflix on July 8 this year.
On June 10, Netflix revealed an opening scene clip of the show during their online event Geeked Week.
■ OPENING SCENE CLIP
This scene is set six years earlier (in 2000) in the city streets of civil war-ravaged Penamstan, where bullets fly. When a U.S. special forces helicopter falls from the sky, the U.S. Army Mad Dogs, led by Jason, refuse orders from the command center to stand their ground. Instead go to save the survivors left stranded on the battlefield.
The revealed clip focuses on Jason, who is currently (in 2006) operating with Leon as a U.S. federal agent. As the captain of the Mad Dogs during this earlier incident, he and the unit engage in an intense battle with the local Penamstan soldiers. Starting with the scene of the helicopter crashing, a shocking moment that will feel familiar to fans of the Resident Evil series, this clip will keep viewers so captivated that they won’t be able to look away for even a second.
MORE ABOUT RESIDENT EVIL: INFINITE DARKNESS:
Six years ago (2000), the helicopter belonging to the U.S. special forces who were intervening in the Penamstan civil war fell from the sky. The U.S. Army Mad Dogs, who were in the same battleground, refused orders from the command center to stand their ground and instead went to save survivors of the crash. However, the special forces were already annihilated. The Mad Dogs, led by their captain Jason, were also forced to escape in order to survive.
However, in that place, Jason and his unit saw the supposedly dead special forces moving in strange ways...
In the present (2006), a hacking incident occurs on a top secret White House file. Four agents, including Leon S. Kennedy and Jason, the “Hero of Penamstan,” are invited to the White House to investigate this incident. However, when the lights suddenly go out, they are forced to take down a horde of mysterious zombies alongside the SWAT team. Afterward, the top secret file is found to be related to a biology laboratory in Shanghai, which Leon and the other three agents decide to investigate for clues. As they head to Shanghai in a cutting-edge submarine, a swarm of rat-like Bio Organic Weapons (B.O.W.) suddenly attacks, pushing them into a life-or-death situation.
Meanwhile, while staying in Penamstan to provide support for refugees, Terra Save staff member Claire Redfield encounters a strange image drawn by a nonverbal boy. Haunted by this drawing, which appears to depict a victim of viral infection, Claire starts her own investigation. She eventually finds a terrifying experiment that was conducted during the Penamstan civil war.
Leon and Claire draw closer to an unimaginable truth that all began in Penamstan. They also discover that a terror that can shatter peace is slowly approaching...
Netflix Original Anime Series
RESIDENT EVIL: Infinite Darkness (Netflix global launch in 2021)
(Note: RESIDENT EVIL is all in capital letters,followed by a colon, and a space between "Infinite" and "Darkness")
- “The Way of the Househusband”, “Eden”, “RESIDENT EVIL: Infinite Darkness”
- Original Work/Production/Supervision:
- Capcom Co., Ltd.
- Eiichiro Hasumi
- Shogo Mutoh, Eiichiro Hasumi
- Executive Producer:
- Hiroyuki Kobayashi (Capcom)
- Hiroyasu Shinohara (TMS Entertainment), Atsushi Furuya (ROBOT)
- CG Producer:
- Kei Miyamoto (Quebico)
- Full 3DCG animation production:
- TMS Entertainment
- Creative Advisor:
- Tony Ishizuka (Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions)
- Music Composer:
- Yugo Kanno
- ©CAPCOM CO., LTD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
- Launch Date:
- Netflix global launch on July 8, 2021
- Netflix title page
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About TMS Entertainment
By maintaining a balance of creativity and business production, TMS Entertainment provides a one-stop shop for services from IP creation to consumer satisfaction improvement, centered around its animation production, licensing, and content businesses. TMS Entertainment has continuously produced much-loved anime titles in Japan, including "Lupin the 3rd," "Anpanman," and “Detective Conan” while connecting its library of over 12,000 episodes across a total of 420 titles to its global business.
Quebico is an animation studio newly established in 2017 by Kei Miyamoto, who managed the production of high-end game movies and full 3DCG feature-length animations, including “Resident Evil: Vendetta.” This studio was established with the goal of finding a new way to produce full 3DCG animation. Armed with its accumulated knowledge of video production and a uniquely developed cloud-based production infrastructure, this studio is collaborating with highly skilled creators both in and outside Japan to create high-end full 3DCG animations which had only been possible at major studios up until now.