Resident Evil Becoming Feature Length CG Movie

A collaboration between Capcom and Sony Pictures Entertainment Japan will result in a full-length computer generated Resident Evil film, Capcom has announced.

Titled Biohazard: Degeneration for Japanese audiences, the movie will, according to Capcom, feature "groundbreaking visual effects and a brand-new storyline" and is planned for a "terrifying release" in 2008.

It is currently unclear if that "brand-new storyline" bit means the feature will deviate from the plot of the game, as Paul W.S. Anderson's live-action trilogy has, or if it will simply investigate another aspect of the franchise's ever-growing zombie-oriented mythology, which goes so far as to encompass zombie elephants.

Other unknown factors include Capcom's plans for distribution--theatrical or straight-to-video--and the timeline of international releases.