A CGI animated movie based on the Resident Evil and directed by Makoto Kamiya is going to be released straight to DVD and Blu Ray in the USA on the 30th of December 2008. The movie is titled Resident Evil Degeneration (it is also known as Biohazard Degeneration in Japan). Unlike the previous Resident Evil film trilogy, Degeneration is set within the same universe as the original video games.
Have a look to some Resident Evil Degeneration clips:
Resident Evil Degeneration First 12 Minutes
Resident Evil Degeneration Red Band Clip
“In autumn 2005, an incident happens at the airport of Harvardville, a mid-western American city. Claire Redfield, now a member of a non-governmental organization that handles search and rescue operations regarding chemical and bioterrorist attacks, is sent to oversee the rescue operation. The plan goes awry when an infected victim attacks several others, causing the infection to spread quickly and starting widespread panic among the public in the airport. At the same time, a passenger plane makes an emergency landing, which fails and crashes into the lobby.
Meanwhile, an unknown terrorist holding the deadly T-virus demands the President of the United States to unveil the entire truth of what happened in the Raccoon City disaster and the direct involvement of Umbrella. Leon S. Kennedy, one of the survivors from Raccoon City and now a government agent, is sent to the airport to command the Special Response Team. Together with Claire and an ex-SWAT police officer, Angela Miller, they and the rest of the SRT have to repel the zombies, find any possible survivors in the airport, and track down the bio-terrorist responsible for the incident within a four-hour deadline or the T-virus will be spread to every major city on the planet.”
I’d love to see this manga based on the universe Resident Evill to spawn into a TV series. It looks like a much better animated adaptation than what has been done with Star Wars The Clone Wars!