So, this is a surprise. Just as the live-action drek finally seems to be coming to a close with the 'final chapter' next year, it looks like Capcom are still game to shit out some more of the CG variety of drek for 2017.
It's at least got a few notable names attached, such as Takashi Shimizu (creator of Ju-on/Ring film series) in a producer role, though the director is a little more obscure, as is the writer. It's not the same guy behind the first two, however, which at least gives me some small degree of comfort. Still, both Degeneration and Damnation were bad enough that I can't say I have faith in a new RE CG movie. They're both poorly written, poorly acted, drably directed, and funnily enough the actual CG isn't even that good, either. The lip syncing in particular is atrocious at that, and it's weird how the cutscenes of RE5 are both better directed and better looking than two whole movies. Even though the game trajectory of the franchise is a little scattershot these days, they at least come from healthy stock, whereas any RE movie anything has consisted of varying levels of shite from the very get-go.
Story is said to involve Chris and Leon (WHAT A TWEEST), along with Rebecca Chambers. The inclusion of Rebecca is the only interesting aspect to gleam from as of yet, given her AWOL status amidst the video game side of things. She's to also actually feature in the Biohazard stage play (YUP) at that, which with the remastered release of RE0 on its way makes me wonder if they're building her up to return in a new game. Also makes me wonder how they'll connect the movie & the play, since Rebecca's stage role consists of her being a professor stationed in Australia. That is if the play is even canon or whatever, but considering that Umbrella Corps of all things has actually been stated to exist within the 'canon' means Capcom do so enjoy in trying to jam everything together in order to make the series' timeline as confusing as possible.
Barry finally received his belated return in Revelations 2 anywhoo, so regardless of the story whatevers it'd be welcome all the same for Rebecca to make a comeback in video game form one day. Wonder if they'll now just start ticking off sub-characters to bring back per RE release? Ark Thompson headlining Revelations 7 in 2025 - just you wait!
Also, here's Ryan's review of Degeneration for those that need a refresher for that 'un. Shame he never got around to reviewing Damnation, too.