If you enjoy video games and a little bit of horror, then you are probably familiar with the Resident Evil universe. If not, we’re here to tell you about the upcoming animated movie Resident Evil: Death Island, which has definitely caught the attention of people inside and outside the fandom. As the title suggests, Resident Evil: Death Island will be set in the same universe as the Resident Island video games, however, you do not need to play the video games to be able to watch the movie. If you like the genre, then Resident Evil: Death Island is the perfect movie for you this summer.
Resident Evil: Death Island will be directed by Eiichirō Hasumi and written by Makoto Fukami. This upcoming movie will serve as the fourth installment of the animated movie franchise, and if you watch the previous movies, you will definitely enjoy Resident Evil: Death Island a little more because of the familiarity of the characters and genre, but again, there’s no compulsion. So, keep reading this article to find out everything you need to know about Resident Evil: Death Island, from the plot, to the cast, to the release date and more:
The saga continues with #ResidentEvil: Death Island, a new CG animated movie coming Summer 2023! pic.twitter.com/NKL7Dkl7DP— Resident Evil (@ResidentEvil) February 7, 2023
What Is The Plot of Resident Evil: Death Island?
Not a lot has been revealed about the plot of movie just yet, however, we do have an official synopsis that will give us some idea of what we can expect from the upcoming movie:
“D.S.O. agent Leon S. Kennedy is on a mission to rescue Dr. Antonio Taylor from kidnappers when a mysterious woman thwarts his pursuit. Meanwhile, B.S.A.A. agent Chris Redfield is investigating a zombie outbreak in San Francisco, where the cause of the infection cannot be identified. The only thing the victims have in common is that they all visited Alcatraz Island recently. Following that clue, Chris and his team head to the island, where a new horror awaits them.”
Resident Evil: Death Island’s official synopsis gives us some classic horror tropes with zombies and Alcatraz Island, and we love every bit of it. While new tropes are always welcome, sometimes it’s best to stick to the classics, and that’s exactly what seems to be happening in Resident Evil: Death Island. There are going to be some known characters returning in Resident Evil: Death Island as well, and it will be interesting to see how they impact the narrative.
The one thing most people are curious about is where Resident Evil: Death Island fits into the canon timeline. If there’s one thing we have learned from big franchises like Marvel is that timeline and the understanding of which movies fit in where.
For those curious, Resident Evil: Death Island will take place in the year 2015. The movie places itself somewhere between the video games Resident Evil 6 and Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, set in 2013 and 2017 respectively. As per the movies, Resident Evil: Death Island is going to be a direct sequel to Resident Evil: Vendetta, which is set in 2014.
The Cast of Resident Evil: Death Island
As of now, the voice actors for Resident Evil: Death Island have not been confirmed yet, however, the characters that we can expect to see in this movie are Leon S. Kennedy, Chris Redfield, Jill Valentine, María Gómez, Rebecca Chambers, and Antonio Taylor. This is just speculation but based on the previous movie, Resident Evil: Vendetta, we can expect Matthew Mercer, Kevin Dorman, Erin Cahill, and Cristina Vee to return as Leon, Chris, Rebecca, and Maria respectively.
However, as of right this article, none of these voice actors have been confirmed yet, and it is purely speculation. Resident Evil: Death Island clearly has some parts of post-production still incomplete, and that includes voiceovers because the teaser trailer (which will talk about later) has no voiceovers just yet. So, the closer we get to the release date, the more likely we are to learn about the voice cast of Resident Evil: Death Island.
When and Where Can You Watch Resident Evil: Death Island?
Since not a lot has been revealed about the movie just yet, that includes the movie’s official release date too. While we might not have an exact date just yet, we know that Resident Evil: Death Island will be released this summer. So, you can definitely expect to see this brilliantly animated movie in 2023 itself! Hopefully, in the coming weeks, we have a better idea of when you can watch the movie, and we will make sure you are updated when that happens. So, make sure you come to check our websites for any updates about Resident Evil: Death Island.
Is There a Trailer for Resident Evil: Death Island?
The uproar for Resident Evil: Death Island started when Sony Pictures Entertainment released a teaser trailer for the upcoming CG animated horror movie, and there is plenty to look forward to. Although the teaser is only 30 seconds, it manages to grab the attention of viewers more than 3-minute trailers do. Fans in the comments are mostly excited to see their favorite characters return for a new adventure, and especially Chris, Leon, and Jill. The hype is real for Resident Evil: Death Island.
The teaser also gives us a little glimpse into what we can expect from Resident Evil: Death Island and the hardcore video game fans are definitely in for some fun with the zombies, guns, and blood. We know that might sound like a 90s title track, but Resident Evil: Death Island is going to be one hell of a ride. We are hoping the official trailer is out closer to the release date of the movie, and we will update this section when it is out!
Resident Evil: Death Island might not be for everyone but there is certainly a strong fan following of these video games and movies. Do let us know if you are a part of this fandom or if this article has made you want to be a part of it because it surely has done the trick for us!
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