Resident Evil, the horror video-game-turned-movie-franchise, is coming to Netflix with a scripted series in the works, according to Deadline. The studio behind it is German production and distribution company Constantin Film, the same company that developed the six Resident Evil films.
The film franchise earned $1.2 billion worldwide to date, ranking it as the highest-grossing film series based on a video game. The first movie hit theaters in 2002 and the last in 2016, both starring Milla Jovovich and directed by Paul W.S. Anderson.
The Netflix original series will expand on the original premise, exposing the sinister inner-workings of the Umbrella Corp. and the new world order caused by the outbreak of the T-virus.
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