This news came via the Resident Evil Showcase yesterday, but Netflix has finally published it separately: Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness will arrive on Netflix in July 2021, and it has a new character trailer to go with the news. “Character” trailer is a weird way to describe the fact that Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield talk for 20 seconds before zombie conspiracy / apocalypse ensues, but whatever — the point is this CG-animated film looks pretty cool so far.
As you might be able to piece together from the trailer, Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness occurs in the year 2006, two years after Resident Evil 4. Ashley Graham’s father is still the president, but there has been a zombie outbreak in the White House. Now it appears to be up to Leon and Claire to de-zombie the place or something like that. It sounds like Leon and Claire might be Bad Dudes.
During the Resident Evil Showcase, Resident Evil series movie and anime producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi also gave a brief update on the live-action film, Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City. He reiterated that filming in Toronto has finished, and now post-production is focused on CGI and creating the creatures that appear in the movie. Raccoon City will arrive in theaters on Nov. 24, 2021, following a delay it recently received.
Between this new Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness trailer and the coming Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City, fans have plenty to look forward to this year on the big and small screens without even talking about Resident Evil Village or the rumored Nintendo Switch entry.