‘Resident Evil’ Reboot Wraps, Ready For 2021 Premiere

More good news for horror fans anxious to ring in the New Year–Sony Pictures this week said production has wrapped on the can’t-wait-to-see-it Resident Evil reboot that is on schedule for its Sept. 9, 2021 theatrical release.

A final set photo from the wrap–as seen on this page–reflects the 1990s feel of the reboot (with clapboard and old-style TV) and confirms that the movie is indeed in the can, as reported by movieweb.com.

Filming on the reboot only kicked into high gear in early November, so work on the remake of the 2002 original must have gone well.

The film–written and directed by Johannes Roberts (47 Meters Down)–is said to be an origin story set in Raccoon City in 1998. The storyline reportedly will delve into the onset of the deadly T-virus and its effects on the world. Such familiar landmarks as Spencer Mansion and the Raccoon City Orphanage are expected to appear in the film.

Roberts reportedly is excited about the end result of the filming, calling the reboot “super, super scary” and adding that the movie will be true to the first two Capcom video games that inspired the entire film franchise.

The new movie stars Kaya Scodelario as Claire Redfield, Robbie Arnell as Chris Redfield, Hannah John-Kamen as Jill Valentine, Tom Hopper as Albert Wesker, Avan Jogia as Leon S. Kennedy, Neal McDonough as William Birkin and Donal Logue as Chief Irons.

The original Resident Evil film–written and directed by Paul W.S. Anderson–starred Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez and Eric Mabius. This movie followed amnesiac Alice and a band of Umbrella Corporation commandos as they try to contain the T-virus outbreak at a secret, underground facility. The original spawned five sequels–which grossed a total of $1.2 billion at box offices worldwide–and an upcoming Netflix TV series.

Keep reading Horror News Network for all updates on this Resident Evil reboot.

Thomas Tuna
Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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