Video game movies almost never work. Whether it’s Super Mario Bros., Doom or even Warcraft, filmmakers are rarely able to translate the interactive journeys that players experience into a linear, two-hour story. So what’s the key to making a successful film series based on a video game franchise?
For Sony Pictures Entertainment, the answer is simple: have a nearly invincible character murder everyone in her path while on the run from zombies.
No one is going to claim that the Resident Evil film series is fine art, but somehow, 15 years later, we’re getting yet another sequel. You can watch the ridiculous, action-packed, zombie-filled trailer for The Final Chapter below: