Constantin Film and writer-director Johannes Roberts have announced an all-new live-action Resident Evil film.
Roberts served as director and co-writer on the shark-horror film 47 Meters Down, and also directed the superb slasher flick The Strangers: Prey at Night (2018).
Live-action Resident Evil ‘origin story’ film
Deadline reports that the new movie is “an official origin-story adaptation with faithful ties to Capcom’s classic survival-horror games.”
It takes place in Raccoon City, in 1998.
“With this movie, I really wanted to go back to the original first two games and re-create the terrifying visceral experience I had when I first played them,” Roberts said, “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.”
Longtime Resident Evil producer Robert Kulzer will return to the franchise, along with fellow producers James Harris and Hartley Gorenstein.
“After a dozen games, six live-action movies, and hundreds of pages of fan fiction, we felt compelled to return to the year 1998,” Kulzer said, “to explore the secrets hidden in the walls of the Spencer Mansion and Raccoon City.”
Resident Evil movie reboot trailer
We’ll have to wait a little while before we see a trailer, but things seem to be moving along. In the meantime, we’ve got a Resident Evil 3 remake and the upcoming game Resident Evil Village to keep us distracted.
Resident Evil movie reboot cast
The new film will star Kaya Scodelario (The Maze Runner), Hannah John-Kamen (Ant-Man and the Wasp), and Robbie Amell (The Babysitter) — portraying Claire Redfield, Jill Valentine, and Chris Redfield, respectively.
Neal McDonough (Minority Report) will play William Birkin, Avan Jogia (Zombieland: Double Tap) will play Leon S. Kennedy, and The Umbrella Academy’s Tom Hopper will play Albert Wesker.
Resident Evil movie reboot release date
No release date has been announced for the project.