Resident Evil movie reboot is underway, will be true to the games

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Resident Evil de Capcom The franchise is a mainstay of the survival horror genre and, somewhat unexpectedly, the basis for a blockbuster movie series. Supervised by Mortal combat director Paul WS Anderson, the Resident Evil movies ran for six installments between 2001 and 2016. It’s only now that we realize: this was just the beginning. The property full of zombies is alive and well.

On Tuesday, Capcom and Constantin Film, the company behind the original films, announced that writer-director Johannes Roberts (47 meters lower) would direct an official adaptation of the origin story set in 1998 in Raccoon City. The film will star Kaya Scodelario (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Story) as Claire Redfield, Hannah John-Kamen (Ant-Man and the Wasp) like Jill Valentine, Robbie Amell (Download) as Chris Redfield, Tom Hopper (Umbrella Academy) like Albert Wesker, Avan Jogia (Zombieland: double pression) comme Leon S.Kennedy et Neal McDonough (Yellowstone) like William Birkin. The reboot envisions a 2021 release.

“With this movie, I really wanted to go back to the first two original games and recreate the terrifying visceral experience I had when I first played them while telling a human story rooted in a dying small American town. both relevant and relevant to today’s audience, ”Roberts said in a press release.

“After a dozen games, six live-action movies and hundreds of pages of fan-fiction,” said Robert Kulzer, producer of the original franchise, “we felt compelled to go back to 1998. , to explore the secrets hidden within the walls of the Spencer Mansion and Raccoon City. “

The new movie adds a list of Resident Evil adaptations planned for the coming years. In August, Netflix finally revealed long-running plans to bring the game to the small screen, in an Andrew Dabb TV series (Supernatural) focused on 14-year-old twin sisters Jade Wesker and Billie Wesker. A few weeks later, Capcom and Netflix announced Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness, a CG animated series from the producer of animated films Resident Evil: Degeneration, Resident Evil: Damnation, and Resident Evil: Vendetta.

As for games, Resident Evil / Biohazard remains as popular and vital as ever; in June, Capcom shared the first trailer Resident Evil Village, a new title coming to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.

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