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New Major Motion Film Adaptation of the Resident Evil Game Series Announced!

– Global brand with over 100 million cumulative unit sales will return to the big screen as an all-new film –

Capcom Co., Ltd. today announced that its popular Resident Evil IP will be adapted into an all-new, live-action major motion film.

In 1996 Capcom established the survival horror game genre with the series’ debut title, Resident Evil, which featured gameplay in which players utilize a variety of weapons and other items to escape terrifying situations. Through the years Capcom has leveraged its Single Content Multiple Usage strategy to expand the brand into film and stage adaptations, as well as theme park attraction collaborations. The Resident Evil franchise has since grown into Capcom’s flagship property, garnering support from a wide-reaching fan base and exceeding 100 million cumulative units shipped globally. The series’ entry into major motion pictures started in 2002 with the first film, titled Resident Evil, which went on to become an extraordinary hit among video game film adaptations, recording a global box office of $102 million U.S. dollars. By 2016 a total of six films were made in the series, which have altogether earned $1.2 billion U.S. dollars in worldwide box office revenue.

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