Have you ever felt that the Resident Evil has been severely lacking in song and dance? Well, if you have, you are surprisingly not alone. The survival horror series is getting an official stage adaptation this coming fall in Japan.
Previously, Takarazuka Revue has done “wonderful“stage productions of Capcom’s Ace Attorney games. While this production will feature a former Takarazuka Revue superstar, it’s not a Takarazuka musical. Instead, it will be handled by G2, a playwright and director who is readying a new Japanese production of My Fair Lady, and Osaka’s Umeda Arts Theatre.
The Resident Evil stage show will be an original musical. It is slated to run in Tokyo from September to October and open in Osaka in November. Capcom’s Hiroyuki Kobayashi will oversee the stage adaptation.
Below is a video of a Resident Evil HD remaster long play. Just for fun, watch it and see whether or not there are scenes that you think would work better with song and dance. I know I’m hoping for an Albert Wesker solo where he reveals his nefarious plot to betray the S.T.A.R.S. team or at least a duet between Jill Valentine and a zombie dog.