A new documentary called George A. Romero’s Resident Evil is currently in development and the first teaser trailer has been released. The documentary focuses on the unmade Resident Evil movie that legendary director George A. Romero pitched to Constantin Films in 1998. The film will be directed by Brandon Salisbury and aims to immerse the audience in a cinematic horror aesthetic, paying homage to Romero’s style and the game itself. The mansion in which the documentary takes place will be reminiscent of Resident Evil’s Spencer Mansion and shot to mimic Romero’s filmmaking style.
The teaser trailer uses clips from Romero’s Night of the Living Dead and Capcom’s classic game, as well as voice clips from interviews with those who were involved in Romero’s film. The documentary will include archived footage and “unearthed documents” related to the unproduced project. Romero’s original script for Resident Evil leaked online and stayed relatively close to the source material, making it a shame that it was never made. Capcom reportedly didn’t care for the script due to its violent content, a decision that many find ridiculous.