‘Resident Evil’ Reboot Gets Tentative Release Date

by Thomas Tuna

It’s still about nine months away, but there’s light at the end of the Resident Evil tunnel.

The latest entry in the Resident Evil series–the highest-grossing video game movie franchise ever–is slated for a Sept. 9, 2021 theatrical release, according to movieweb.com. This good news comes from the website of Constantin Film, the company behind the film currently in production. Of course, fans should bear in mind that they still live in a COVID-19 world with struggling movie theaters, so…

The much-anticipated reboot–based on the successful Capcom video game juggernaut–reportedly will be set in 1998 and will explain the origins of the T-virus and its horrific effects on the world. Previously released set photos have shown such familiar sites as the Spencer Mansion and the Raccoon City Orphanage.

The film–written and directed by Johannes Roberts (of 47 Meters Down and The Strangers: Prey at Night fame)–stars Kaya Scodelario as Claire Redfield, Robbie Amell as Chris Redfield, Hannah John-Kamen as Jill Valentine, Tom Hopper as Albert Wesker, Avan Jogia as Leon S. Kennedy, Neal McDonough as Dr. William Birkin, Donal Logue as Chief Brian Irons, Chad Rook as Richard Aiken and Lily Gao as Ada Wong.

The Resident Evil movie franchise started back in 2002 with the Milla Jovovich-led Resident Evil, written and directed by Paul W.S. Anderson. That film was followed up by five sequels (from 2004-2016), a string of box office winners that have grossed $1.2 billion worldwide in total.

Keep reading Horror News Network for future bulletins on this Resident Evil reboot.

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