Not long ago, we talked about the return of Nick Apostolides and Stephanie Panisello as Leon and Claire for the upcoming CG series, Resident Evil Infinite Darkness. At the time, that was basically all we had gotten about the project, much of it shrouded in… well, darkness.
Now, Netflix has shone a bit of light on the story of Resident Evil Infinite Darkness, most important of which is that it takes place in 2006. This sets it after the events of Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil Revelations, but before Resident Evil 5 and Resident Evil Revelations 2.
They’ve also given a bit of a description of the plot for Resident Evil Infinite Darkness and what our the two series favorites have gotten themselves into this time.
In 2006, there were traces of improper access to secret Presidential files found in the White House’s network. American federal agent Leon S. Kennedy is among the group invited to the White House to investigate this incident, but when the lights suddenly go out, Leon and the SWAT team are forced to take down a horde of mysterious zombies.
Meanwhile, TerraSave staff member Claire Redfield encounters a mysterious image drawn by a youth in a country she visited, while providing support to refugees. Haunted by this drawing, which appears to be of a victim of viral infection, Claire starts her own investigation. The next morning, Claire visits the White House to request the construction of a welfare facility. There, she has a chance reunion with Leon and uses the opportunity to show him the boy’s drawing. Leon seems to realize some sort of connection between the zombie outbreak at the White House and the strange drawing, but he tells Claire that there is no relation and leaves. In time, these two zombie outbreaks in distant countries lead to events that shake the nation to its very core.Netflix
This means that, before Claire saw TerraSave for what it was, she got tangled up with Leon once more while working with them. Meanwhile, Leon seems to be trying to keep her out of trouble. How well that will work is obviously dubious at best.
This anniversary year for Resident Evil is going to be heavy, whether intentional or not. With the movie now fully titled, and with Resident Evil Village and Resident Evil Infinite Darkness inching closer and closer every day, it’s a great time to be a fan.