September 14, 2010
Sony Pictures Entertainment
CAPCOM AND SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT JAPAN ANNOUNCE
THE COPRODUCTION OF “RESIDENT EVIL: DAMNATION” IN 3D
Full-length CG Movie Sequel Based on the Hit Franchise
Known as “Biohazard” in Japan and “Resident Evil” in the US
To be Released in 2012
CAPCOM Co., Ltd. (Osaka, Japan -- Haruhiro Tsujimoto, President and COO; hereinafter “CAPCOM”) and Sony Pictures Entertainment Japan Co., Ltd. (Tokyo Japan -- representative director: Masao Morita; hereinafter “SPEJ”) have announced the coproduction of “Resident Evil: Damnation”, a sequel to the full-length CG animation feature “Resident Evil: Degeneration” based upon the Resident Evil (known in Japan as BIOHAZARD) series of games.
While the predecessor “Resident Evil: Degeneration” had only a limited 2-week / 3-screen theatrical release in Japan, Box Office sales surpassed 40 million yen, and the home video release has shipped more than 1.6 million copies worldwide, making the film a global hit.
Since its initial release in 1996, the “Resident Evil” series of home video games has established the “survival horror” genre and has shipped over 44 million units worldwide, continuing to captivate its fans as a powerful property. “Resident Evil 5”, which was released in 2009, shipped over 5.4 million units worldwide, recording the highest sales within the franchise.
The three “RESIDENT EVIL” live-action films previously released have collectively grossed US$ 380 million at the Box Office internationally, making it a mega hit franchise. “Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D” as known as “Biohazard 4: Afterlife”, which has just been released globally on September 10th, has become the Number One hit in Japan, the US, and other parts of the world during its opening weekend.
“Resident Evil: Damnation” will feature as its main character Leon S. Kennedy just like its predecessor. The film is currently in production, with plans for a terrifying 3D release in Japan in 2012.