Resident Evil Reboot Being Developed
A new Resident Evil film is currently in development which is intended to reboot the franchise. The film is set to be directed by Johannes Roberts (47 Meters Down)
The film will be an origin story adaptation of the games, and it will be set in 1998 in Raccoon City.
“With this movie, I really wanted to go back to the original first two games and recreate the terrifying visceral experience I had when I first played them whilst at the same time telling a grounded human story about a small dying American town that feels both relatable and relevant to today’s audiences.”
The film has managed to bring together an impressive lineup, including Kaya Scodelario (Crawl) as Claire Redfield, Hannah John-Kamen (Ant-Man and the Wasp) as Jill Valentine, Robbie Amell (Upload) as Chris Redfield, Tom Hopper (The Umbrella Academy) as Albert Wesker, Avan Jogia (Zombieland: Double Tap) as Leon S. Kennedy, and Neal McDonough (Yellowstone) as William Birkin.
The movie will be released theatrically in 2021, and will aim to kick off “a new universe inspired by storylines and characters from Capcom’s classic Resident Evil games.”