History Trivia / ResidentEvil

21st Nov '17 11:58:53 AM PF
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* AuthorExistenceFailure: With the death of the scenario writer, Noboru Sugimura, Capcom refused to provide an actual conclusion to the cliffhanger, which saw [[spoiler:Wesker raise an army armed with advanced B.O.W.s in order to kill Umbrella security officers, allowing him to steal research data and samples to gain influence with black market terrorists]]. The original conclusion was the 2000-2002 "Castle" version of ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'', in which [[spoiler:Wesker's army attacks Umbrella's headquarters and mutually destroys Leon's organization, US-STRATCOM (introduced in ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvilGunSurvivor Dead Aim]]''), who have also attacked the base]]. Later games acknowledge that [[spoiler:Wesker became rich on the black market and indirectly caused the terrorism throughout the series]], but what happened to [[spoiler:H.C.F.]] is left a mystery.

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* AuthorExistenceFailure: With the death of the scenario writer, writer Noboru Sugimura, Capcom refused to provide an actual conclusion to the cliffhanger, which saw [[spoiler:Wesker raise an army armed with advanced B.O.W.s in order to kill Umbrella security officers, allowing him to steal research data and samples to gain influence with black market terrorists]]. The original conclusion was the 2000-2002 "Castle" version of ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'', in which [[spoiler:Wesker's army attacks Umbrella's headquarters and mutually destroys Leon's organization, US-STRATCOM (introduced in ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvilGunSurvivor Dead Aim]]''), who have also attacked the base]]. Later games acknowledge that [[spoiler:Wesker became rich on the black market and indirectly caused the terrorism throughout the series]], but what happened to [[spoiler:H.C.F.]] is left a mystery.
16th Nov '17 5:36:14 AM PF
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** J-pop idol Mika Nakashima appears as zombified version of herself in ''Retribution''.

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** J-pop idol Mika Nakashima appears as a zombified version of herself in ''Retribution''.
16th Nov '17 5:35:38 AM PF
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** WebVideo/MatthewSantoro is a zombie in the ''The Final Chapter''.

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** WebVideo/MatthewSantoro is a zombie in the ''The Final Chapter''.
16th Nov '17 5:35:12 AM PF
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** J-pop idol Mika Nakashima pops up as zombified version of herself in ''Retribution''.
** MatthewSantoro is a zombie in the ''The Final Chapter''.

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** J-pop idol Mika Nakashima pops up appears as zombified version of herself in ''Retribution''.
** MatthewSantoro WebVideo/MatthewSantoro is a zombie in the ''The Final Chapter''.
16th Nov '17 5:31:21 AM PF
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in for the first film.
17th Oct '17 11:41:55 AM PF
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* ActorInspiredElement: Creator/MillaJovovich suggested the idea of claiming there was a heatwave in Raccoon City -- to account for Jill and Alice not wearing very much. This backfired when filming in Toronto happened during November.
* AwesomeDearBoy: Creator/MichelleRodriguez told her agent to let her know the second a ''Resident Evil'' movie was greenlit. Sure enough she ended up cast as Rain for the first film.
* TheCameo: Jason Isaacs has one as a doctor who says to re-open the Hive. He also provides the opening narration.
** Producer Jeremy Bolt and the Presidents of Capcom Japan and America have cameos as zombies.
** {{Evanescence}} guitarist Ben Moody appears a zombie in the [[ResidentEvilApocalypse second film]].
** J-pop idol Mika Nakashima pops up as zombified version of herself in the [[ResidentEvilRetribution fifth film]].
** MatthewSantoro is a zombie in the [[ResidentEvilTheFinalChapter ''Final Chapter'']].
* [[CaliforniaDoubling Location Doubling]]: Being that the films are all international co-productions, this is bound to happen.
** The first two films, set in an indeterminate part of middle America, were shot in Germany and Canada respectively. The latter film was the largest production to be shot in Toronto to date.
** The third film is set in Nevada but shot in Mexico and Australia.
** The fourth film returned to Toronto, this time doubling for Los Angeles and Alaska.
** A [[SubvertedTrope subversion]] in that the fifth film is technically set in a simulation of several real-world locations, but by and large the film was actually shot in said locations; including Times Square in NewYorkCity and Red Square in {{Moscow}}.
** The sixth and final film returned to middle America but was shot in Cape Town, South Africa.

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* ActorInspiredElement: Creator/MillaJovovich suggested the idea of claiming there was a heatwave heat wave in Raccoon City -- to account for Jill and Alice not wearing very much. much in ''Apocalypse''. This backfired when filming in Toronto happened during in November.
* AwesomeDearBoy: Creator/MichelleRodriguez told her agent to let her know the second a ''Resident Evil'' movie was greenlit. Sure enough she ended up cast as Rain for the first film.
Rain.
* TheCameo: Jason Isaacs has one as a doctor who says to re-open the Hive. He also provides the opening narration.
** Producer Jeremy Bolt and the Presidents of Capcom Japan and America have cameos as zombies.
** {{Evanescence}} guitarist Ben Moody appears a zombie in the [[ResidentEvilApocalypse second film]].
** J-pop idol Mika Nakashima pops up as zombified version of herself in the [[ResidentEvilRetribution fifth film]].
** MatthewSantoro is a zombie in the [[ResidentEvilTheFinalChapter ''Final Chapter'']].
* [[CaliforniaDoubling Location Doubling]]: Being that the films are all international co-productions, this is bound to happen.
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** The first two films, set in an indeterminate part of middle America, were shot in Germany and Canada Canada, respectively. The latter film was the largest production to be shot in Toronto to date.
** The third film ''Extinction'' is set in Nevada but was shot in Mexico and Australia.
** The fourth film ''Afterlife'' returned to Toronto, this time doubling for Los Angeles and Alaska.
** A [[SubvertedTrope subversion]] in that the fifth film ''Retribution'' is technically set in a simulation of several real-world real world locations, but by and large the film was actually shot in said locations; including Times Square in NewYorkCity UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity and Red Square in {{Moscow}}.
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** The sixth and final film ''The Final Chapter'' returned to middle America but was shot in Cape Town, South Africa.Africa.
in for the first film.
* TheCameo:
** Jason Isaacs has one as a doctor who says to re-open the Hive. He also provides the opening narration.
** Producer Jeremy Bolt and the Presidents of Capcom of Japan and Capcom USA have cameos as zombies.
** Music/{{Evanescence}} guitarist Ben Moody appears a zombie in ''Apocalypse''.
** J-pop idol Mika Nakashima pops up as zombified version of herself in ''Retribution''.
** MatthewSantoro is a zombie in the ''The Final Chapter''.



* FakeAmerican: There's a few of them in the cast, since the film was shot in Europe. James Purefoy, Martin Caplan, Colin Salmon and Sienna Guillory are all British.

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* FakeAmerican: There's a few of them in the cast, since the film was shot in Europe. James Purefoy, Martin Caplan, Colin Salmon and Salmon, Sienna Guillory Guillory, and Razaaq Adoti are all British.



* FakeNationality: The series is choke-full of these:

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* FakeNationality: The series is choke-full of these:



** ''[[ResidentEvilApocalypse Apocalypse]]'' has Briton SiennaGuillory as an American, Irish Sophie Vavsseur as a Briton, Israeli OdedFehr as as a Salvadoran-American, and Canadians Sandrine Holt, Megan Fahlenbock, Zack Ward as Americans and a Russian respectively.
** ''[[ResidentEvilExtinction Extinction]]'' features Australian Christopher Egan, Irish JasonOMara, and English Matthew Marsden as Americans.
** ''[[ResidentEvilAfterlife Afterlife]]'' has German-Ghanian Boris Kodjoe as an American pro basketball player, alongside the English Kacey Clarke, Spanish Sergio Peris-Mencheta, and Canadian Shawn Roberts and Norman Yeung.
** In ''[[ResidentEvilRetribution Retribution]]'', Ada Wong; an American woman of Chinese and Japanese descent is played by Han Chinese Li Bingbing, though she's dubbed over from her voice actor from the games; Sally Cahill (a Canadian). Fellow Canadians Aryana Engineer and Kevin Durand play Americans Becky Abernathy and Barry Burton.
** ''[[ResidentEvilTheFinalChapter The Final Chapter]]'': Irish Eoin Macken and South Korean Lee Joon-gi play Americans Doc and Chu respectively.

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** ''[[ResidentEvilApocalypse Apocalypse]]'' ''Apocalypse'' has Briton SiennaGuillory Britons Sienna Guillory and Razaaq Adoti as an American, Irish Sophie Vavsseur as a Briton, Israeli OdedFehr Oded Fehr as as a Salvadoran-American, and Canadians Sandrine Holt, Megan Fahlenbock, and Zack Ward as Americans and a Russian Russian, respectively.
** ''[[ResidentEvilExtinction Extinction]]'' ''Extinction'' features Australian Christopher Egan, Irish JasonOMara, Creator/JasonOMara, and English Matthew Marsden as Americans.
** ''[[ResidentEvilAfterlife Afterlife]]'' ''Afterlife'' has German-Ghanian Boris Kodjoe as an American pro basketball player, alongside the English Kacey Clarke, Spanish Sergio Peris-Mencheta, and Canadian Canadians Shawn Roberts and Norman Yeung.
** In ''[[ResidentEvilRetribution Retribution]]'', ''Retribution'', Ada Wong; an American woman of Chinese and Japanese descent is played by Han Chinese Li Bingbing, though she's dubbed over from her voice actor from the games; is provided by Sally Cahill (a Canadian).Cahill, her voice actress in most of the games. Fellow Canadians Aryana Engineer and Kevin Durand play Americans Becky Abernathy and Barry Burton.
** ''[[ResidentEvilTheFinalChapter The ''The Final Chapter]]'': Chapter'': Irish Eoin Macken and South Korean Lee Joon-gi play Americans Doc and Chu Chu, respectively.



* TroubledProduction: The sixth film suffered multiple accidents behind the scenes. A stunt double was severely injured when her motorcycle hit a camera crane, necessitating a medically-induced coma and the eventual amputation of her left arm. Later, a member of the crew was killed when a Hummer used in the film fell on him.

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* TroubledProduction: The sixth film ''The Final Chapter'' suffered multiple accidents behind the scenes. A stunt double was severely injured when her motorcycle hit a camera crane, necessitating a medically-induced coma and the eventual amputation of her left arm. Later, a member of the crew was killed when a Hummer used in the film fell on him.



** Had Sienna Guillory not been preoccupied with the ''Film/{{Eragon}}'' movie, Jill would have fulfilled Claire Redfield's role in ''[[Film/ResidentEvilExtinction Extinction]]''. Her dropping out of the third movie caused an entire subplot to be removed, in which Jill is hostile and distrustful towards Alice, due to Alice apparently [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse killing Angela "Angie" Ashford between films while under Umbrella's control]]. This subplot would have culminated with Jill being infected by a zombified Carlos, and sacrificing herself in the tanker the way Carlos does in the finished script. The novelization keeps Angie's death intact, but says that Jill is off leading a bunch of other survivors.

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** Had Sienna Guillory not been preoccupied with the ''Film/{{Eragon}}'' movie, Jill would have fulfilled Claire Redfield's role in ''[[Film/ResidentEvilExtinction Extinction]]''. ''Extinction''. Her dropping out of the third movie caused an entire subplot to be removed, in which Jill is hostile and distrustful towards Alice, due to Alice apparently [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse killing Angela "Angie" Ashford between films while under Umbrella's control]]. This subplot would have culminated with Jill being infected by a zombified Carlos, and sacrificing herself in the tanker the way Carlos does in the finished script. The novelization keeps Angie's death intact, but says that Jill is off leading a bunch of other survivors.



** The White Queen from the third film would originally have appeared in the first (one of the older scripts for the Alice version, not the Jill and Chris one).
** The fourth film would originally have had a different story, including Leon S. Kennedy from the video games. Creator/JensenAckles was in talks to play him.

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** The White Queen from the third film ''Extinction'' would originally have appeared in the first (one of the older scripts for the Alice version, not the Jill and Chris one).
** The fourth film would ''Afterlife'' originally have had a different story, including story. It would have involved Leon S. Kennedy from the video games. Creator/JensenAckles was in talks to play him.
12th Oct '17 10:52:05 AM MatthewRenn
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** Producer Jeremy Bolt and the Presidents of Capcom Japan and America have cameos as zombies.
** {{Evanescence}} guitarist Ben Moody appears a zombie in the [[ResidentEvilApocalypse second film]].
** J-pop idol Mika Nakashima pops up as zombified version of herself in the [[ResidentEvilRetribution fifth film]].
** MatthewSantoro is a zombie in the [[ResidentEvilTheFinalChapter ''Final Chapter'']].
* [[CaliforniaDoubling Location Doubling]]: Being that the films are all international co-productions, this is bound to happen.
** The first two films, set in an indeterminate part of middle America, were shot in Germany and Canada respectively. The latter film was the largest production to be shot in Toronto to date.
** The third film is set in Nevada but shot in Mexico and Australia.
** The fourth film returned to Toronto, this time doubling for Los Angeles and Alaska.
** A [[SubvertedTrope subversion]] in that the fifth film is technically set in a simulation of several real-world locations, but by and large the film was actually shot in said locations; including Times Square in NewYorkCity and Red Square in {{Moscow}}.
** The sixth and final film returned to middle America but was shot in Cape Town, South Africa.


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* FakeNationality: The series is choke-full of these:
** The first film has Britons James Purefoy, Martin Crewes, and Colin Salmon as Americans.
** ''[[ResidentEvilApocalypse Apocalypse]]'' has Briton SiennaGuillory as an American, Irish Sophie Vavsseur as a Briton, Israeli OdedFehr as as a Salvadoran-American, and Canadians Sandrine Holt, Megan Fahlenbock, Zack Ward as Americans and a Russian respectively.
** ''[[ResidentEvilExtinction Extinction]]'' features Australian Christopher Egan, Irish JasonOMara, and English Matthew Marsden as Americans.
** ''[[ResidentEvilAfterlife Afterlife]]'' has German-Ghanian Boris Kodjoe as an American pro basketball player, alongside the English Kacey Clarke, Spanish Sergio Peris-Mencheta, and Canadian Shawn Roberts and Norman Yeung.
** In ''[[ResidentEvilRetribution Retribution]]'', Ada Wong; an American woman of Chinese and Japanese descent is played by Han Chinese Li Bingbing, though she's dubbed over from her voice actor from the games; Sally Cahill (a Canadian). Fellow Canadians Aryana Engineer and Kevin Durand play Americans Becky Abernathy and Barry Burton.
** ''[[ResidentEvilTheFinalChapter The Final Chapter]]'': Irish Eoin Macken and South Korean Lee Joon-gi play Americans Doc and Chu respectively.
12th Sep '17 12:40:29 PM Asue
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* DoingItForTheArt: One scene in the remake has a closeup of Wesker's boot, which shows that the top buckles are not laced up. In the same game the character select shows that for Chris' police ID, a coin is stuck in the clear plastic where the photo is. He'll also fire a shotgun from the hip but when fighting bosses decides it's time to stop monkeying around and shoot properly from the shoulder instead.

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* DoingItForTheArt: One scene in the remake has a closeup of Wesker's boot, which shows that the top buckles are not laced up. In the same game game, the character select shows that for Chris' police ID, a coin is stuck in the clear plastic where the photo is. He'll also fire a shotgun from the hip but when fighting bosses decides it's time to stop monkeying around and shoot properly from the shoulder instead.



** '''Nicholai Zinoviev:''' Roger Honeywell (''Resident Evil 3''); Rick D. Wasserman (''Operation Raccoon City'')

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** '''Nicholai Zinoviev:''' Roger Honeywell (''Resident Evil 3''); unknown (''Outbreak''), Rick D. Wasserman (''Operation Raccoon City'')



** The original game didn't originally have the auto-aim mode, and its item boxes weren't interconnected. Both these features were added to the game due to criticism from play testers. However, the "[[HarderThanHard Real Survival]]" mode from the remake removes those options again, bringing the game back to how it was originally planned; something that the mode's unlockable message lampshades.

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** The original game didn't originally have the auto-aim mode, and its item boxes weren't interconnected. Both these features were added to the game due to criticism from play testers.testers (through the original American release didn't have the auto-aim). However, the "[[HarderThanHard Real Survival]]" mode from the remake removes those options again, bringing the game back to how it was originally planned; something that the mode's unlockable message lampshades.



** ''Resident Evil Zero'' was originally supposed to be one of the final N64 releases, still making it an exclusive Nintendo title. Not much is known about this game apart from Rebecca sporting a drastically different uniform (complete a hat), and a fully-playable demo was released. Capcom later released more information in the run-up to a re-release of the finished game, including they'd at one time planned for two-player co-op.[[note]]Something the main series didn't implement until ''Resident Evil 5'', a full eight years and two console generations later.[[/note]] As a continuity nod, the HD port of ''Zero'' features several DLC outfits for Rebecca and Billy, including Rebecca's beta ''Zero'' uniform.

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** ''Resident Evil Zero'' was originally supposed to be one of the final N64 releases, still making it an exclusive Nintendo title. Not much is known about this game apart from Rebecca sporting a drastically different uniform (complete with a hat), and a fully-playable demo was released. Capcom later released more information in the run-up to a re-release of the finished game, including they'd at one time planned for two-player co-op.[[note]]Something the main series didn't implement until ''Resident Evil 5'', a full eight years and two console generations later.[[/note]] As a continuity nod, the HD port of ''Zero'' features several DLC outfits for Rebecca and Billy, including Rebecca's beta ''Zero'' uniform.



** Creator/DavidBoreanaz was approached to play Matt but he turned it down due to ''{{Series/Angel}}'' commitments. Hilariously at one point Creator/SarahMichelleGellar was set to star as Alice too.
** LJ was originally supposed to be played by ''Music/SnoopDogg'' rather than Mike Epps.

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** Creator/DavidBoreanaz was approached to play Matt but he turned it down due to ''{{Series/Angel}}'' commitments. Hilariously Hilariously, at one point point, Creator/SarahMichelleGellar was set to star as Alice too.
** LJ L.J. was originally supposed to be played by ''Music/SnoopDogg'' rather than Mike Epps.



** The White Queen from the third film would originally have appeared in the first (one of the older scripts for the Alice version, not the Jill and Chris).

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** The White Queen from the third film would originally have appeared in the first (one of the older scripts for the Alice version, not the Jill and Chris).Chris one).
14th Aug '17 7:11:16 PM lalaTKG
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** Had Sienna Guillory not been preoccupied with the ''Film/{{Eragon}}'' movie, Jill would have fulfilled Claire Redfield's role in ''[[Film/ResidentEvilExtinction Extinction]]''. Her dropping out of the third movie caused an entire subplot to be removed, in which Jill is hostile and untrustful towards Alice, due to Alice apparently [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse killing Angela "Angie" Ashford between films while under Umbrella's control]]. This subplot would have culminated with Jill being infected by a zombified Carlos, and sacrificing herself in the tanker the way Carlos does in the finished script. The novelization keeps Angie's death intact, but says that Jill is off leading a bunch of other survivors.

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** Had Sienna Guillory not been preoccupied with the ''Film/{{Eragon}}'' movie, Jill would have fulfilled Claire Redfield's role in ''[[Film/ResidentEvilExtinction Extinction]]''. Her dropping out of the third movie caused an entire subplot to be removed, in which Jill is hostile and untrustful distrustful towards Alice, due to Alice apparently [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse killing Angela "Angie" Ashford between films while under Umbrella's control]]. This subplot would have culminated with Jill being infected by a zombified Carlos, and sacrificing herself in the tanker the way Carlos does in the finished script. The novelization keeps Angie's death intact, but says that Jill is off leading a bunch of other survivors.


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!! Novels
* OvertookTheManga: The fourth S.D. Perry novel (''Underworld'') was set after the events of ''[=RE2=]'' and featured plot elements that diverged from what was revealed in later games. Perhaps the biggest offender is the original character "Trent", who is [[spoiler:the son of the scientist team who created the T-Virus and were murdered for it]] and who thusly serves as the ManBehindTheMan for ''all'' of the good guys (including Ada) out of his desire to bring Umbrella down, being quite effective at helping because [[spoiler:he's secretly working amongst the upper echelons of Umbrella]].
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** [[Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968 George A. Romero]] wrote [[http://www.dailyscript.com/scripts/resident_evil_romero.html a screenplay]] for and was to direct the first film. It was thrown out entirely when he was kicked off the project. Capcom thought that, while Romero's script was close, it wasn't a full adaptation of the game, and they believed fans would complain about the changes while newcomers would dislike the premise. But confusion sets in when they approved Paul W.S. Anderson's script even though it's a much, ''much'' farther cry from ''Resident Evil''.[[note]]In as few words as possible, Romero's script was a rough adaptation of the first game and included all of the main characters, while Anderson's was a completely original story that featured all new characters, and whose only connection to the games was Umbrella, the T-virus and zombies.[[/note]] WordOfGod is that Capcom didn't want a direct adaptation, out of fear that fans would stop playing the games in favor of watching the movies.

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** [[Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968 George A. Romero]] Creator/GeorgeARomero wrote [[http://www.dailyscript.com/scripts/resident_evil_romero.html a screenplay]] for and was to direct the first film. It was thrown out entirely when he was kicked off the project. Capcom thought that, while Romero's script was close, it wasn't a full adaptation of the game, and they believed fans would complain about the changes while newcomers would dislike the premise. But confusion sets in when they approved Paul W.S. Anderson's script even though it's a much, ''much'' farther cry from ''Resident Evil''.[[note]]In as few words as possible, Romero's script was a rough adaptation of the first game and included all of the main characters, while Anderson's was a completely original story that featured all new characters, and whose only connection to the games was Umbrella, the T-virus and zombies.[[/note]] WordOfGod is that Capcom didn't want a direct adaptation, out of fear that fans would stop playing the games in favor of watching the movies.
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