I love it when I’m totally out of the loop, and unaware of projects that have been announced for nearly a year. If it weren’t for Television Without Pity‘s Zach Oat, I’d still be unaware of Resident Evil: Degeneration. Clearly, Capcom is taking a page out Square Enix’s Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children pagebook (hoping to similarly make a zillion bucks like Advent Children did), as this straight-to-DVD flick is set seven years after the Raccoon City stuff from the first three games, and stars both Leon Kennedy and Claire Redfield. As you can see from this (old) trailer (which is totally new to me), the T-virus hits an airport, standing in lieu of the standard zombie-filled mall.
I’m very much in support of these games-turned-CG movies. Makers of Ico, get the hell on it. What are your suggestions?
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.