Resident Evil Movie Reboot Finds Director and Writer

If you really thought the final Resident Evil film was going to be the final Resident Evil film , then it’s possible you’ll need to brace your self. 

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Yes, the Resident Evil movie franchise goes to be rebooted. This report comes from Cannes Film Festival – no, Resident Evil was not up for an award – the place Constantin Film chairman Martin Moszkowicz confirmed that the studio is engaged on a Resident Evil reboot.

Variety experiences that the movie has discovered its director in Johannes Roberts, who final went behind the digicam for shark thriller 47 Meters Down. Roberts can be set to jot down the script. The reboot will start manufacturing in 2019 and can function an all-new forged. No launch date has been set.

What can we count on from this rebooted franchise? Your guess is nearly as good as ours on this occasion as no person appears too eager on sharing any particulars relating to the path of the reboot.

Deadline reported in 2017 that James Wan (SawThe Conjuring 2) had signed on to supply the reboot from a script by Greg Russo (Mortal Kombat). At the time it was reported that Russo and Wan had been solely anticipated to helm the primary of six deliberate new Resident Evil movies. 

Russo gave an replace in November 2018, saying that he’d handed in his draft and was performed engaged on the film:

I labored on the reboot for a couple of 12 months after which Producer James Wan got here in, my involvement on that undertaking has sort of concluded, so I’m unsure what they’ll actually do with it, I submitted my draft to the producers and so they had been proud of it and in the end they’ll do what they may with the property however I’m presently not concerned with that movie.

It’s unclear if Roberts is scrapping Russo’s script utterly or engaged on a brand new draft primarily based on the present screenplay.

What we are able to say for positive is that this film was nearly inevitable. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter could have been billed as the ultimate Resident Evil movie, however anybody with a passing data of the Friday the 13th franchise can let you know that “The Final Chapter” is the surest signal {that a} franchise entry shouldn’t be really going to be the ultimate one. 

Of course, who can blame studios for wanting to maintain Resident Evil alive? In case you did not know, the Resident Evil movie franchise has grossed round $1.2 billion {dollars} thus far. The collection is especially standard in China the place particular results spectaculars low on plot factors and excessive on scenes that includes Milla Jovovich roundhouse kicking zombies are inclined to do fairly properly. 

additional studying: The Most Ridiculous Moments in Resident Evil History

The over-the-top nature of the ultimate few Resident Evil movies does create a little bit of an issue for the rebooted franchise, nonetheless. It’s laborious to think about that this reboot will merely proceed the escalation strategy of the unique franchise by giving followers extra explosions, extra characters, and extra roundhouse kicks. 

We’ll be sure you present extra info on what will be the most punchy, kicky, explodey Resident Evil movie but as we be taught extra about this reboot.

Matthew Byrd is a workers author for Den of Geek. He spends most of his days attempting to pitch deep-dive analytical items about Killer Klowns From Outer Space to an more and more perturbed collection of editors. You can learn extra of his work right here or discover him on Twitter at @SilverTuna014.

John Saavedra is Games Editor at Den of Geek. Read extra of his work right here. Follow him on Twitter @johnsjr9

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