The Resident Evil movie franchise has it’s ups and downs. OK, probably more downs than ups, but the first one is still great according to renowned film critic – me. That’s why I’m glad to see the franchise will be starting up again with a fresh cast and new ideas that stick closer to the original source material. Deadline is reporting the reboot is an origin story that takes us back to 1998’s Raccoon City and the Spenser Mansion.
Johannes Roberts is the movies’ writer and director and worked on the recent shark movie, 47 Meters Down. He explained his goals for the movie and while also reassuring fans about his desire to keep the reboot close to the original material by saying:
“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 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.”
We even know who will be starring in the movie. Claire Redfield will be played by Kaya Scodelario, and Hannah John-Kamen will be the actress for Jill Valentine. Robbie Amell will be filling Chris Redfield’s big shoes, Tom Hopper will be Albert Wesker, Avan Jogia will be Leon S. Kennedy, and Neal McDonough will star as William Birkin. That’s a lot of big names from Resident Evil’s past.
We probably won’t see an actual movie for a while, but 2021 has a lot of Resident Evil to keep us satisfied. There is a new CG movie coming to Netflix, and the creepy Resident Evil Village is coming to the PS5. I am optimistic about the film, but, if it doesn’t pan out, we still have plenty of Resident Evil content to enjoy.