The 1996 Japanese sci-fi/survival/horror video game Resident Evil, which has since branched out into multiple games and a live-action movie with four sequels, is finally coming to the stage in a musical that is scheduled to open this fall in Tokyo, according to Kotaku.com.
Tentatively titled Musical Resident Evil, the special effects-laden show will bow in Tokyo September to October and transfer to Osaka in November. Hiroyuki Kobayashi will direct.
The production will star Reon Yuzuki, a woman best known for playing male characters at the all-female Takarazuka Revue. No songwriters were announced.
No hint about the plot, either, though previous versions have depicted the protagonists trying to survive zombies, evil scientists, parasites, mutants, terrorists, killer viruses and other baddies who so rarely get to sing.
Milla Jovovich has been featured in several of the Resident Evil films, and will again star in the upcoming Resident Evil: The Final Chapter movie, due in 2017.
The stage musical is being produced by Osaka’s Umeda Arts Theatre and by G2, the stage name of a Japanese playwright and director who is simultaneously planning a revival of My Fair Lady.