RESIDENT TEASER IS PART OF THE FILM
Variety reports that the teaser trailer for Screen Gems' Resident Evil: Apocalypse will also be part of the film. The trailer has been downloaded 8.5 million times since it debuted last fall.
Marcus Nispel, who directed The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, was hired last year to create the teaser which is a 'commercial' for a women's beauty product called Regenerate. As you've probably seen, the trailer looks like an ad by the Umbrella Co. featuring a woman who turns into a zombie towards the end, when clips from the first film are flashed.
Screen Gems says it had always planned on incorporating the commercial into the movie, but what it didn't anticipate was that the footage would belong to an esteemed features director, not just a commercials director-for-hire.
However, Nispel is not expected to receive a director's credit for helming the seconds-long clip in the feature. The sequel is directed by Alexander Witt.
Courtesy of Coming Soon