We were lucky enough to be part of a press round table with the Director Takanori Tsujimoto, Executive Producer Takashi Shimizu, and Supervising Producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi.
Resident Evil is a sci-fi action horror film series based on the video game of the same name. In the game the fictional Umbrella Corporation is the main villain. It is a bio-engineering pharmaceutical company that also happens to develop bio-weapons. The game’s story-line has Umbrella being responsible for the zombie apocalypse. It was a result of the corporation’s T-virus infecting the Earth’s population.
The Resident Evil film series consistently receives negative reviews, yet it is the highest-grossing film series to be based on video games of all time. The series has grossed over $1.233 billion worldwide.
Resident Evil: Vendetta is set between the events of Resident Evil 6 and Resident Evil 7. It is a Japanese 3D animated action-adventure horror thriller film. It is set in the same universe as the associated video games (unlike the live action films starring Milla Jovovich). The film features the characters Chris Redfield, Leon S. Kennedy, and Rebecca Chambers.