Netflix making Resident Evil adaptation

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PostNetflix making Resident Evil adaptation
by Lagamorph » Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:36 am

Looks like rumours have been circulating about this for a little while but it's now seemingly been confirmed,



There aren't many details yet, but it's sounding like it will be set in its own continuity and may not features characters from the games, but original characters instead, though no confirmed details yet,



Netflix have since removed the entry from their Database though.


From reading around, 8 episodes of 1 hour each in length are currently planned and filming will be starting in May/June, completing in October, taking place in South Africa.

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PostRe: Netflix making Resident Evil adaptation
by Zilnad » Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:11 am

Does anyone really want this? I love Resident Evil games more than anything but this sounds awful.

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PostRe: Netflix making Resident Evil adaptation
by Lagamorph » Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:14 am

Zilnad wrote:Does anyone really want this? I love Resident Evil games more than anything but this sounds awful.

The "Arklay" series that was being worked on a few years ago had a pretty good Proof of Concept,


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PostRe: Netflix making Resident Evil adaptation
by Alvin Flummux » Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:18 am

I want it to be good, but knowing Netflix, it probably won't be.

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PostRe: Netflix making Resident Evil adaptation
by Buffalo » Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:21 am

Alvin Flummux wrote:I want it to be good, but knowing Netflix, it probably won't be.


Somebody hasn’t seen Castlevania.

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PostRe: Netflix making Resident Evil adaptation
by Lagamorph » Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:25 am

Buffalo wrote:
Alvin Flummux wrote:I want it to be good, but knowing Netflix, it probably won't be.


Somebody hasn’t seen Castlevania.

The makers of that are also working on a Devil May Cry series for Netflix.

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PostRe: Netflix making Resident Evil adaptation
by OldSoulCyborg » Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:39 am

Buffalo wrote:
Alvin Flummux wrote:I want it to be good, but knowing Netflix, it probably won't be.


Somebody hasn’t seen Castlevania.


Or they have, and that's why they think that.

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PostRe: Netflix making Resident Evil adaptation
by Pedz » Sat Feb 08, 2020 2:27 am

Castlevania is great :|

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PostRe: Netflix making Resident Evil adaptation
by Corazon de Leon » Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:26 am

Just adapt the first game as an action horror movie. Why is this so strawberry floating difficult to understand?

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PostRe: Netflix making Resident Evil adaptation
by Mafro » Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:35 am

Corazon de Leon wrote:Just adapt the first game as an action horror movie. Why is this so strawberry floating difficult to understand?

This ffs. No idea why every Resi adaptation MUST go out of its way to have almost nothing to do with the games.

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PostRe: Netflix making Resident Evil adaptation
by Buffalo » Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:35 am

OldSoulCyborg wrote:
Buffalo wrote:
Alvin Flummux wrote:I want it to be good, but knowing Netflix, it probably won't be.


Somebody hasn’t seen Castlevania.


Or they have, and that's why they think that.


Yes its pace was fairly glacial but it’s a decent watch, even if you know nothing about the source material.

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PostRe: Netflix making Resident Evil adaptation
by Lagamorph » Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:39 am

Mafro wrote:
Corazon de Leon wrote:Just adapt the first game as an action horror movie. Why is this so strawberry floating difficult to understand?

This ffs. No idea why every Resi adaptation MUST go out of its way to have almost nothing to do with the games.

The rumours are going that this is going to be more horror focused and be based around the discovery of the T-Virus and an initial outbreak.
So like a series about the fall of Raccoon City.

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PostRe: Netflix making Resident Evil adaptation
by KK » Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:15 pm

Basing it in the streets of Racoon City ala Resident Evil 2 and 3 makes the most sense to me for an episodic drama.


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PostRe: Netflix making Resident Evil adaptation
by Squinty » Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:57 am

This could turnout to be good if they take care with it.

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PostRe: Netflix making Resident Evil adaptation
by Ironhide » Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:37 pm

Corazon de Leon wrote:Just adapt the first game as an action horror movie. Why is this so strawberry floating difficult to understand?


I don't like to Resi games but would like to see that.

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by Corazon de Leon » Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:40 pm

KK wrote:Basing it in the streets of Racoon City ala Resident Evil 2 and 3 makes the most sense to me for an episodic drama.



Even that would be a large improvement - I don't mind TV shows taking liberties with the game story because it's all very flimsy but the complete departure and varying-degrees-of-turd Paul W. S. Anderson films just make me sad.

What I'd really like to see is a four episode mini-series documenting the outbreak in the Arklay Mountains. You could structure it like:

Episode 1 - mysterious murders in the mountain, S.T.A.R.S. Bravo team have gone AWOL after an investigation, Alpha team mobilise and get to the mansion at the end.

Episode 2 - Brad Vickers strawberry floats off, the surviving Alpha team members are separated within the mansion - Barry and Jill, Chris and Wesker. They explore the mansion and find it full of bizarre traps, and Chris disappears. The giant snake arrives and Jill kills it.

Episode 3 - Wesker regroups with Barry and Jill, everybody splits up to find a way out of the mansion. Jill stumbles across Bravo's Enrico Marini on the grounds, he's killed by a gunshot wound after warning her of a traitor in the S.T.A.R.S. team. She finds the lab, and is ambushed by Barry on Wesker's orders as she enters.

Episode 4 - Basically the game's lab sequence. Wesker's outed as the villain, Barry and Jill fight the Tyrant and rescue Chris, Vickers un-fucks off and everybody escapes. Wesker's fate is uncertain to set up future series. The mini-series ends with a lone zombie encroaching on a suburb of Raccoon City. A ten episode proper series follows, intertwining Jill's Resident Evil 3 experience and Leon/Claire's Resident Evil 2 experience.

Bosh, there it is.

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PostRe: Netflix making Resident Evil adaptation
by captain red dog » Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:06 am

I can see this just being a retread of Walking Dead if they aren't careful. I say they go the whole hog, capture the feel of the original, original game which was supposed to be like a B movie like Night of the Living Dead. I want cheesy lines, and minimal CGI etc.

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PostRe: Netflix making Resident Evil adaptation
by Alvin Flummux » Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:22 pm

Buffalo wrote:
Alvin Flummux wrote:I want it to be good, but knowing Netflix, it probably won't be.


Somebody hasn’t seen Castlevania.


Two words: Death Note

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PostRe: Netflix making Resident Evil adaptation
by Buffalo » Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:51 am

...right.


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