The film Resident Evil is based on the saga of games with the same name, of the Capcom company. The film was directed by Paul William Scott Anderson. By the way, this character isn't drawn from video games and so, the film is to different from the video games and this attracts more viewers. The saga only won one award, the Canadian Screen Award for the best visual effects.
The film are set around the world, for example in Toronto (Canada), Tokyo (Japan), Moscow (Russia) and New York (USA). They have been filmed from the 2002 since 2017.
The film is about the Virus T (which turns people into zombies), that has been unleashed at a research facility called the Beehive. The Umbrella Corporation doesn't know it, so it sends a team to know why the Red Queen, the computer that controls the research facility, killed everyone inside. When the guards of the Beehive arrive, they find Alice alone inside a mansion, she has amnesia. Together they go into Beehive to find out what has happened. Alice is captured by Umbrella, and they inject to her the Virus T that, surprisingly, manages to adapt to its DNA giving him powers and superior strength.
Personally, I think it's a movie that everyone should see because it was one of the best action films I've seen for ages, it had a good plot and it special effects are incredible. The saga has seven movies, allways my favourite had been the first but this yeas they have released the seventh that is certainly the best of all.