Resident Evil Village is out now and fans of Capcom’s zombie saga are delighted with the outcome of the eighth installment of this franchise. For many months we knew that the game would feature many supernatural elements such as witches and werewolves.
We now know that the design of these creatures could bring Capcom legal trouble as a filmmaker named Richard Raaphort accused them of using the designs from his 2013 film Frankenstein’s Army without his permission.
The information was revealed by the filmmaker himself through his LinkedIn profile, where he revealed that Capcom used the model of one of his creations without his permission inside Resident Evil Village.
“In 2013 I directed my film Frankestein’s Army. It’s a crazy monster movie filled with my own creature designs, one of which has been used totally without authorization or credit in the latest Resident Evil game. “
Some designs very similar to those of the film
The enemy in question that features Richard’s movie design is Sturm, one of the most powerful enemies Ethan will have to defeat throughout this adventure. One of the most striking elements of th is enemy is its propeller embedded in its body.
The similarity between the two creatures is undeniable, so the filmmaker’s accusation against Capcom makes perfect sense. Another interesting aspect is that the end of the battle of the film and the game is quite similar, another element that supports the filmmaker’s argument.
The filmmaker also noted that there are other Resident Evil Village creatures that are based on designs from his film, so this could have serious legal consequences for Capcom should they be found guilty.