Milla Jovovich in Resident Evil series

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A popular action horror franchise has inspired a new Netflix project.

The streamer is reportedly developing a series based on the Resident Evil films. Sources tell Deadline that the hunt for a showrunner is on. The person hired will then play a key role in moving the adaptation forward.

The first film, 2002's "Resident Evil," is loosely based on the Capcom game of the same name. It introduced Alice (Milla Jovovich), a woman trying to stop the Umbrella Corporation and a zombie apocalypse. Throughout the series, she battles bioweapons and other threats stemming from science. That should certainly offer plenty of source material for a TV series.

Details about the project are limited, but per Deadline, the Umbrella Corporation will play a role. We'll again see the effects of a T-virus outbreak and plenty of action. The adaptation comes from Constantin Film, which is also the studio that produced and distributed the six-part film series.

[via: Deadline]