‘Resident Evil: The Final Chapter’ gets adapted into a novel

Just as Resident Evil: The Final Chapter – the latest instalment in the Resident Evil science fiction action-horror film series (based on the survival horror video game franchise of the same name) hits the cinemas, the British publishing house Titan Books publishes the official movie novelization of the aforementioned blockbuster, written by Tim Waggoner.

Tim Waggoner is a prolific American author of numerous novels, as well as over one hundred short stories, in the science fiction, fantasy, horror, supernatural and thriller genres, who has during his career written and published assorted literary works for both adult and young readers. Before writing the official novelisation of Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, Waggoner produced a number of books based on several well known small-screen franchises, such as Grimm, Stargate SG-1 and Supernatural television series.

The storyline of the novel (as well as the film) picks up about three weeks after the events shown in the previous film Resident Evil: Retribution, and follows Alice as she encounters an unlikely ally in the form of the Red Queen, who reveals to her that the Umbrella Corporation has developed an airborne anti-virus which, if released, would not only defeat the T-virus, but in the process also kill every organism infected by it. The Red Queen also informs Alice that in order to obtain the anti-virus, she must return to where the nightmare began – Raccoon City, where is it stored at a safe location within the Hive. In a nerve-racking race against time, Alice joins forces with old friends led by Claire Redfield, as they brace themselves for the final, decisive stand against the hordes of undead and assorted mutant monsters unleashed on the remnants of humanity by Umbrella Corporation headed by Dr. Isaacs.

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter is available from 3 February 2017 in paperback (320 pages) and e-book format with RRP £7.99.