Capcom's Resident Evil Franchise Undergoes New Movie Adaptation; and one that does not continue the previous 6-part series by B-Movie veteran Paul WS Anderson and his regular actress and meanwhile wife Milla Jovovich, but instead orientates itself closer to the plot of the video games. More horror, less action - that seems to be the motto for the reboot. The shooting of the new version now seems to be finished. At least that's what film distribution Sony reported in an official tweet.
While the Anderson film series, which started in 2002, had little in common with the Japanese survival horror series and only processed a few set pieces of story, the new part should be based on the plot of the first Resident Evil game. There it is primarily about the mysterious events in the Spencer estate, an old mansion in the fictional Raccoon Forest. Until then, it is not known whether the successors' elements of action will also be taken up. It is to be expected, however, if you look at the cast.
Illustres figure tableau
The horror magazine Deadline previously revealed parts of the actor squad in a tweet: We can look forward to Kaya Scodelario as Claire Redfield, Robbie Amell as Chris Redfield and Hannah John-Kamen as Jill Valentine. But other illustrious characters have also been cast: Tom Hopper will play serial villain Albert Wesker, Avan Jogi will play the young police officer Leon S. Kennedy and Neal McDough will play the umbrella virologist William Birkin. So we have a figure board that contains many characters from the first three Resident Evil parts.
'Resident Evil' Reboot: Kaya Scodelario, Robbie Amell, Hannah John-Kamen & More Starring In Origin Story Adaptation https://t.co/Cq4mGM0uXn
- Deadline Hollywood (@DEADLINE) October 6, 2020
Intended to direct the new edition John Roberts to lead. The Brit is primarily active in the horror and thriller profession and was most recently successful at the box office with the shark horror 47 Meters Down: Uncaged and The Strangers second album Prey at Night. Under this premise, the remake will likely take a significantly different narrative tone than the extremely action-focused films by Paul WS Anderson.
That's a wrap in Raccoon City. 🎬
directed by Johannes Roberts pic.twitter.com/q5mmQxjFQo
- Sony Pictures (@SonyPictures) December 28, 2020
The cinema release is scheduled for September 9, 2021. Provided, of course, that the current pandemic doesn't throw a spanner in the works. However, since the shooting has now been completed and the hygiene measures in the post-production phase would be much easier to comply with, the probability tends to be quite high that the release window can be adhered to.
Our first look at the interior of the Spencer Mansion in the upcoming #Resident Evil Movie reboot! 🙌🏻🧟♂️
- RESIDENCE of EVIL (@ROEnetwork) December 1, 2020
In addition to the planned theatrical release, there is currently an 8-episode Resident Evil series on Netflix in progress. It should be located much later in chronological order and revolve around the children of Albert Wesker, who are investigating dark secrets in New Racoon City.