Johannes Roberts to Helm ‘Resident Evil’

Prepare to enter Raccoon City once again as Variety is reporting that Johannes Roberts will be writing and directing the Resident Evil reboot. Constantin Film has been geared up to reboot the franchise since May of 2017 as they confirmed the choice with Variety at the Cannes Film Festival.

Roberts is the director behind 47 Meters Down and The Strangers: Prey at Night. Released on June 16, 2017 in the United States, 47 Meters Down follows two sisters whose dream vacation quickly turns into a nightmare. A sequel, 47 Meters Down: The Next Chapter is slated for a June 2019 release.

Developed by Capcom the Resident Evil franchise was created by Shinji Mikami and Tokuro Fujiwara. The first game in the survival horror franchise was released on March 22, 1996 for PlayStation and was later ported to the Sega Saturn. The game follows Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine employees of the S.T.A.R.S. team as they fight for survival as they attempt to find their way out of a mansion which has been overtaken by zombies.

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