2017 Resident Evil CG Film Officially Titled “Resident Evil: Vendetta”, Has Motorcycle
I’ve really loved the direct-to-DVD Resident Evil films. Actually being canon to the game universe, and staring the same voice actors from the games, they’ve been very fun and true-er to the spirit of the games than the Paul Anderson live-action franchises.
The latest film in the series, announced last year as starring Leon Kennedy, Chris Redfield and Rebecca Chambers, has been officially titled Resident Evil: Vendetta. It has also been announced to showcase a motorcycle. The motorcycle, which will be joining Leon for an “action packed climax”, is Ducati’s XDiavel. This clear marketing deal seems like an odd stunt for Resident Evil’s CG films of all things, and it’s making me a little worried overall for the tone of the film. The other two, while not being particularly horror oriented (they really are action films at their hearts), never seemed to quite reach a level where a marketing deal with a motorcycle company was backing the action. I don’t know, I’m just having visions of the bike’s logo going slo-mo across the screen, and escaping explosions unharmed. We’ll see.
Resident Evil: Vendetta is still at least a year away, releasing in 2017, presumably to DVD and Bluray like the previous films.