Resident Evil Movie Reboot Scheduled

By RodneyHatfieldJr for Movies

Word in the grapevine( director Johannes Roberts), the upcoming Resident Evil reboot will be released on September 3, 2021. This should help the film by being released so close to the Halloween season in the fall. But we have to keep Covid in mind. Most movies have either been pushed back or postponed a year. So if they change the release date, no one should be really shocked.


Unlike previous live-action Resident Evil films(That are extremely entertaining), this will be a much more accurate interpretation of the video games. Cross our fingers that this time we won’t(I hope) have to play guess the game while watching the movie. I remember watching the original, and our group tried to match which scene represented with what game.  


Resident Evil will have a stellar cast that features Kaya Scodelario as Claire Redfield alongside Hannah John-Kamen as Jill Valentine, Robbie Amell as Chris Redfield, Tom Hopper as Albert Wesker, Avan Jogia as Leon S. Kennedy, and Neal McDonough as William Birkin. Donal Logue will be playing Chief Irons. The producers of the new reboot include Robert Kulzer of Constantin Film, James Harris for Tea Shop Productions, and Hartley Gorenstein. It will be executive produced by Constantin Film CEO Martin Moszkowicz with Victor Hadida, Alex Zhang is Co-Executive Producer, and Dylan Tarason of Constantin Film is co-producing.


What makes me really excited is that this Resident Evil reboot is intended to open up a new universe inspired by storylines and characters from Capcom’s classic Resident Evil games. The sooner this film can get a release, the faster we can see a film franchise much more faithful to the original video games. I logged in some serious game time on the original and pt.2.  People have to remember, this story closely inspired by the original two Resident Evil video games and set in the year 1996 and 98. So pre-Y2K, cell phones that can be bash open coconuts with and not break, dial-up Internet, and email addresses that were 50+ characters. That means between 23 to 25 years ago, I.E. Generation Z. Hmm, Z for zombie? 

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