There was a point of controversy in May when Richard Raaphorst, the director of the 2013 film Frankenstein & # 39; s Army, claimed that the head of the Resident Evil Village appointed Sturm"Essentially a radial plane engine with legs," he tore a monster design from his film. Even the ways to die were almost identical, he said.
"It's the same scene as in my movie, except in my movie you have to drop the fuel pipes. That's the only thing missing," he said. Eurogamer. "But it's all going up in flames, and then it explodes, and then the way it rotates through the camera, it's really the same. Even the surroundings, the whole color palette. · Film. "
There are definitely some similarities:
Sturm's original model remains in play, which led to a model called Pumpkinhook creating a replacement model called Copyright Sturm. The mod takes a very simple but effective approach to addressing Raaphorst's complaint by making the character the most dangerous pedestal fan in the world.
Below you can see the new beast in action, courtesy of IGN:
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A Walmart oscillating fan won’t bother you as much as a 1,900 hp BMW 801 in real life, but the remodeled Sturm works the same way as its original iteration, despite the safety cage around its blades and , you know, he has no legs. Still, I can’t help but feel that the new look takes some advantage in the encounter. Not that Sturm seemed especially scary at first (I think “confusing” is a better adjective), but being chased by a special $ 39.99 home hardware seems like the kind of thing that would best accompany Yakety Sax.
As for Sturm's original design, Capcom has not commented on Raaphorst's complaint, but Raaphorst said in an email that he has had no contact with the studio since his complaint. The lack of response "is more evidence that what they did was wrong," he added, though he declined to comment on whether he is pursuing subsequent actions.