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  • October 7, 2020
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  • 3-1-3, Uchihiranomachi, Chuo-ku
    Osaka, 540-0037, Japan
    Capcom Co., Ltd.
    Haruhiro Tsujimoto, President and COO
    (Code No. 9697 First Section of Tokyo Stock Exchange)

New Major Motion Film Adaptation of the Resident Evil Game Series Announced!
- Global brand with over 100 million cumulative unit sales will return to the big screen as an all-new film -

Capcom Co., Ltd. today announced that its popular Resident Evil IP will be adapted into an all-new, live-action major motion film.

In 1996 Capcom established the survival horror game genre with the series' debut title, Resident Evil, which featured gameplay in which players utilize a variety of weapons and other items to escape terrifying situations. Through the years Capcom has leveraged its Single Content Multiple Usage strategy to expand the brand into film and stage adaptations, as well as theme park attraction collaborations. The Resident Evil franchise has since grown into Capcom's flagship property, garnering support from a wide-reaching fan base and exceeding 100 million cumulative units shipped globally. The series' entry into major motion pictures started in 2002 with the first film, titled Resident Evil, which went on to become an extraordinary hit among video game film adaptations, recording a global box office of $102 million U.S. dollars. By 2016 a total of six films were made in the series, which have altogether earned $1.2 billion U.S. dollars in worldwide box office revenue.

The recently announced film features a completely original cast and story. German production company Constantin Film revealed that the film is currently in pre-production, slated for a 2021 theatrical release, and that it will remain faithful to the experience of the original games while also providing the impressive scale distinctive of a major motion film production.

Capcom remains firmly committed to enhancing the brand value of its content through maximizing the exceptional promotional strength of visual media.

[Live-action Resident Evil Reboot Movie Details]

1. Writer/Director Johannes Roberts
2. Production Constantin Film
3. Distributor Sony Pictures Entertainment
4. Theatrical Release 2021 (tentative)

[Resident Evil Video Game Details]

1. Title Resident Evil series
2. Genre Survival horror

Inquiries regarding the above information may be directed to:

Public Relations and Investor Relations Section
(Tel)+81-6-6920-3623 (Fax) +81-6-6920-5108
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