RESIDENT EVIL came out in 1996 and changed the horror gaming forever. Based on Capcom’s hugely popular video game series, the first concept for a movie was going to be based off the characters from the very commercially successful RESIDENT EVIL 2. RE2 was to be helmed by the classic zombie film director George A. Romero. Romero departed from the project and Paul W. S. Anderson stepped in. RE is the most successful video game film franchise ever, which has grossed over $1 billion worldwide to date. The films have closely followed the games success.
RE8 picks up immediately after the events in RESIDENT EVIL:RETRIBUTION,Alice (Milla Jovovich) is the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity’s final stand against the undead. Now, she must return to where the nightmare began – The Hive in Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse.
Is was easy to see that the cast was absolutely enjoying every minute with the fans! Take a look at the stills from the red carpet.
Typically movies based on games are lacking in crossover substance. RESIDENT EVIL surpassed those odds. The combination of the “Alice” story along with the classic characters, the films are abundant in uniqueness and quality. With six games currently, the films have plenty of story to tell. The franchise transcends a category. Even if one is not a gamer, being an avid fan of the films is more normal that not.
The world premier was full of fun, fans and zombies