You’ve probably already seen the first teaser trailer for Netflix’s adaptation of Resident Evil – it’s been viewed over one million times since debuting yesterday – but this follow-up lays out the plot a little better. As you’ll recall, New Raccoon City is an idyllic urban metropolis, and it’s seemingly powered by a new drug named Joy – so far, so Brave New World.
As Wesker, played by Lance Reddick, explains in this new trailer, Joy is an uber-powerful anti-depressant that can reduce OCD and anxiety. The caveat, however, is that it contains the T-Virus – always read the small-print, folks. The backend of the trailer shows Ella Balinska’s character fighting off a bunch of familiar zombies in an apocalyptic London – not good.
Clearly this is a unique and alternative take on Capcom’s horror franchise, but we reckon it’s shaping up nicely. Last year’s Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City was pretty faithful to the source material, and didn’t exactly receive rave reviews, so we’re open to an alternate take. Are you gradually coming around, or is this still a miss from where you’re sitting?
[ Thanks, SoulChimera ]