The new Resident Evil movie that’s in development, Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles, appears to be based on Resident Evil Zero
Last week, we heard that the 2021 live-action feature Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City may be getting a follow-up of sorts, as a project called Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles is in the works, coming from the same company that was behind Welcome to Raccoon City (Raccoon HG Film Productions) and set to film in the same area: Greater Sudbury, a city in Ontario, Canada. Now the Resident Evil Wiki team has given us further information that indicates the new film will be based on the 2002 video game Resident Evil Zero!
A Production Weekly listing offers the following SPOILER-filled synopsis for Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles: STARS operative Rebecca Chambers and former Marine Billy Coen venture through a train that eventually takes them into a derelict training facility. Once within the facility, they discover they are being stalked by James Marcus, a co-founder of the Umbrella Corporation and creator of the T-Virus, who has managed to resurrect himself with the aid of leech test subjects. After a confrontation, Marcus mutates into a monstrosity, but is subdued by the duo. Chambers and Coen escape as the facility self-destructs.
I haven’t played Resident Evil Zero, but it seems like that’s exactly how the game plays out. Resident Evil Wiki also shared a tweet from someone who has spoken to a crew member and confirmed that Rebecca Chambers is the lead character.
Rebecca Chambers is a popular character among Resident Evil fans and has even been included in the horror multiplayer game Dead by Daylight, but she has never been brought to the screen in a live-action movie before.
As mentioned, the Production Weekly listing says Paul W.S. Anderson has a producing credit on Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles, along with Jeremy Bolt, Victor Hadida, Robert Kulzer, Martin Moszkowicz, Alex Zhang, and James Harris. They were all producers on Welcome to Raccoon City as well.
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Originally published at https://www.joblo.com/resident-evil-zero-umbrella/