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Resident Evil is coming to Netflix: Here’s everything we know so far

Published: 27/Aug/2020 18:09

by Georgina Smith

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It has been announced that the immensely popular survival horror game franchise Resident Evil is coming to Netflix, in the form of a live action series: here’s everything we know about it so far.

Resident Evil was released onto the Playstation in 1996, the Capcom game created by Shinji Mikami and Tokuro Fujiwara. It has since gone on to become one of the longest-running horror game franchises of all time, accumulating many passionate players.

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On August 27, NXOnNetflix tweeted announcing that “a new live action series, based on Capcom’s legendary survival horror franchise, is coming to Netflix.”

Who is directing Resident Evil on Netflix?

They reveal that the series has been written by Andrew Dabb, who is known for writing for the hit dark fantasy show Supernatural, as well as comic book work for Ghostbusters: Legion.

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The first two episodes of the series will be directed by Bronwen Hughes who has previously worked on projects such as the Journey is the Destination, and most notably on the tonally similar show the Walking Dead.

Netflix has announced that the series will consist of eight episodes, each of them lasting one hour. The show is being made by Constantin films, who were also behind the six installments of the Resident Evil film franchise.

What is Resident Evil on Netflix about?

As reported by Polygon, the show will feature two timelines, one that consists of teenage sisters Jade and Billie Wesker moving to New Raccoon City, slowly finding out about the colossal secrets their father is keeping.

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The other timeline takes place a decade later, only 15 million people left in the world with the T-virus having taken over. With Jade now in her thirties, she tries to navigate what the world has become, and the after-effects of her teenage years.

When is Resident Evil coming to Netflix?

Netflix has not yet announced a release date, though it appears that at least the plot and the first episode has been written, and will be called “Welcome to New Raccoon City.”

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Netflix’s Cuties sparks petition to scrap movie over “twerking”

Published: 20/Aug/2020 15:47

by Alice Hearing

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Netflix is facing huge backlash on Twitter after announcing the release of a new film called Cuties, about 11-year-old girls who become “fascinated” with twerking.

The film, set for release on September 9, follows a young girl called Amy from a traditional Muslim household who wants to join a dance crew. The film is called Mignonnes in France and was written and directed by Maïmouna Doucouré. The French poster for the film is also very different to the American version.

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Netflix’s plot description did read: “She starts to explore her femininity, defying her family’s traditions.” The film poster shows the group girls dressed in crop tops and shorts.

Within hours of the announcement, Twitter has erupted with outrage with thousands condemning the film for its depiction of youngsters.

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Political commentator Michelle Malkin called Netflix “pedoflix”, while 3,000 people liked a tweet that read: “Everyone involved with this project should be jailed.”

Another user wrote: “No one wants to see their child dressed and posed like this.”

A petition has even been created asking Netflix to stop the film being streamed, with the creator writing, “There is no need for this kind of content in that age group.

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“There is no excuse, this is dangerous content!” The petition has reached more than 30,000 signatures, at the time of writing, in less than 24 hours.

The backlash is not just limited to Twitter. On YouTube, a quick search brings up several videos addressing concerns about the films with titles such as “Netflix’s ‘Cuties’ Confirms EVERYTHING We Feared About Hollywood” and “Netflix Movie “Cuties”: Sick, Disgusting and Completely Unacceptable.”

Allegedly a moderator posted on 4Chan asking that users not post any screenshots or clips from the movie, adding “Netflix may allow this crap, 4chan does not.”

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Cuties won an award for Best Director at Sundance. It also had three nominations; two at Berlin Film Festival, and another at Sundance.

Despite the backlash, Netflix told Metro.co.uk: “This was not an accurate representation of the film so the image and description has been updated.”

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It has now been changed to say: “11-year-old Amy starts to rebel against her conservative family’s traditions when she becomes fascinated with a free-spirited dance crew.”