As sourced by DEADLINE, Constantin’s Resident Evil movie reboot is happening and is slated for a Labor Day weekend release.
Fortunately, it is stated that this movie will stick more closely to the core material than the original 6 Resident Evil movies which were directed by Paul W.S. Anderson, and thanks to the floating set piece images there is hope that this truly is the case. With series characters William Birkin (Neal McDonough), Jill Valentine (Hanna John-Kamen) Leon Kennedy (Avan Jogia), Albert Wesker (Tom Hopper), Claire (Kaya Scodelario), and Chris Redfield (Robbie Amell) all confirmed to be in the movie, things seem to be shaping up nicely.
So, who is steering this nightmare fueled ride?
Johannes Roberts, the director of The other Side of the Door, 47 Meters down and When Evil calls. As no stranger to the horror genre and knows how to deliver on chills which is something the original movies sidelined in favor for a more action-oriented approach. Something the fifth and sixth games also tried to implement to many gamers distaste. Roberts is also a fan of the original games himself stating: “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.”
With the movie focus being the 1998 Raccoon City incident, it is sure to have longtime fans of the series salivating at the mouth for it’s Sept 3rd release.