It’s full name is “Tyrant Virus”, and has been since the original RE1.
The shorthand is “t-Virus” (lowercase) - that was started in the original, but RE2-Outbreak with the exception of RE0 did uppercase, and it went back down to lowercase in every game since. One of the translators Capcom hires actually switched every instance to “T-virus” just to get paid for technically doing work.
With regards to any TV show or movie, they cannot stick to the source material. Constantin owns the rights, and they have creative freedom with Capcom not vetoing anything. Since the first movie they've outsourced production to Sony, who gets to tell Constantin what they want from the project (e.g. banning that Ada Wong actress from re-appearing). If they make a TV series, they'll be outsourcing production to a third party who will probably also have a big say over what happens. Even if Capcom gave their story bible to the writing team, they'd have no obligation to follow it, and if they do use the games as a reference point they'd do their own thing with it. I always use the example of Raccoon City falling to an outbreak, but it happening in 2020 (different universe; different rules).
TL;DR - Capcom has no say over how a Constantin TV show/Film is written, and whoever they hire to do the writing will do their own thing.
Resievil86 - Capcom didn't shut down the George A. Romero script. Capcom didn't make the movies, and gave Constantin a lot of freedom in making them (and then after the first they worked with Sony but that's a different story).
The actual story is that Constantin was working with Alan B. McElroy (of Spawn and Halloween IV) to do the film, based loosely on RE1. When RE2 came out, the producers were worried that a game based on RE1 would look dated with the fandom. McElroy couldn't come up with a new story, so he was dropped.
Looking for something fresh, they hired George A. Romero. Romero also wanted a loose RE1-based story (though with some extent of RE2 in there what with Raccoon's outbreak), but he was allowed since he was Romero. The script was accepted, but then the head of Constantin, who didn't like horror, objected to the gore Romero wanted. It was, after all, the studio that did The Neverending Story after all. Why he bought the rights, I can't say. But anyway, Romero was asked to do re-writes by the producers without the gore so it would be able to get a German theatrical release (Germany was pretty big on censoring gore in movies in the '90s). He refused to tone down the gore, wasted production time, and was fired. Capcom had no role in it, and all they were made aware of was that the script wasn't good enough for Constantin.
With Romero gone, Constantin was left without a writer or director. Starting to thinking they should just cancel the entire movie three years after they'd bought the rights, the team heard that Paul W.S. Anderson was trying to sell a script for a Zombie action movie to them. The producers checked it, and found it wasn't calling for excessive (for Germany) gore, so they bought the script and hired Anderson on as writer. Without a director and with Anderson already doing directing, he was hired on as director too. He wasn't allowed to heavily alter the script other than to add in RE-references, which is why there's no game characters in that film.
The only contributions Capcom made were when Anderson was flown to Japan to meet Shinji Mikami. He got two things. 1. It was a bad idea from a marketing stand-point to use Jill Valentine since he was concerned an unsuitable actress would damage her fandom in Japan (he got over it). 2. Anderson was told to use the Licker as the big monster he had planned for the film.
Hope this clears things up!
Dirk Miller was head of Alex Wesker's t-Virus derivative strain project designed to create the ultimate bio-weapon, seen in the manga series "Heavenly Island".
I can double check if that's the actual name of the virus in the manga or a tentative name on the wiki.
That would be the novelisation. However, I don’t know if that’s based on an opening act that got cut from the film or if it was entirely the idea of the author
I'm thinking of getting it on Blu-Ray since it has commentary. Could help explain certain issues.
It's a messy story due to the last film. Basically, Umbrella's leadership went into cold sleep to escape the coming apocalypse, and replaced themselves with clones who they expected to die.
The clones were not given knowledge of the plan, so when there were outbreaks around the world, they were running round like headless chickens. The Alice we know in the films is also a clone,
Netflix series as far as we can tell doesn't exist. All the tabloid articles about it ultimately source from one article around March this year which reported on a 'rumour' of a show 'in talks' (no confirmation, not even of it being in development - rumour of talks).
There is a movie about to go from pre-production to principal photography, so maybe focus on that instead.
Does ScorePN do anything other than comic vids do you know? I tried watching a few, but he kept acting like these well known non-canon comics were canon, and I just couldn't tell if that was the point of his routine or a mistake.
This is really giving me a headache. I wanna say "Licker with the first arms hidden from view", but I feel this is supposed to be a boss.
We'll see more info on it on the 12th. My guess, personally (without evidence/proof)?
It's a small game Capcom's made that's a bit of fun on behalf of the fans who didn't like how RE7 and RE2make didn't have a co-op or multiplayer mode. They're probably making a major title that they won't show for another year or two as well, and this is the fun stuff in-between.
Oh good - you can just ask me there for an invite then :)
There has NEVER been a Netflix show, guys. I'll give you the run down:
In 2014, Constantin offered the possibility of TV shows based on their licenses, such as a Resident Evil-based show (obviously not being in the game canon). Nothing has come up since then, and they're still going through an attempt to make a reboot movie. At the start of this year, Deadline posted a *RUMOUR* that a TV show *MAY* be in talks - not even confirming it's in talks, or even being made. Since then tabloids have been talking about it every month, making people think there have been developments. There haven't.
ScorePN was talking about something totally different, so I recall. That was a *HOAX*. Long story short - a somewhat wealthy Resident Evil fan (Shawn Lebert) hired the future wife of Matt Mercer (Leon's RE6 VA) to do a fan film, which he hoped would be part of a series of fan films. When he started sharing this stuff on Twitter, he willingly allowed people to mistakenly think he was a writer for a licensed TV/online series, and would show photographs of 'office meetings' with whiteboards showing episode plans, etc. That of course went nowhere since it was just a series of self-funded fan films, and since then it gets brought up over and over by people asking "so where's this TV show they were making".
This isn't the first time people have been unable to join, so I recall. However, we don't have stringent rules on joining. Try this invite code then:
If you're on your phone you'd probably be better off downloading the 'Discord' app. Clicking the invite links will open up the feed onto said app.
Console? It's a comic.
Piers is definitely dead. The facility exploded while he was down there, with his final act being to electrocute HAOS.
The game itself was full of ideas salvaged from the prototype Resident Evil 4s, too. The ancient city ruled by a superhuman King infected with Progenitor? That was the idea they had in the 2002 version (what remains of it became the underground ruins, I suppose).