Sony’s upcoming Resident Evil Reboot Has Officially Been Added To The Release Calendar.
The next installment in the Resident Evil franchise finally has a release date. It is set to arrive on September 3, 2021- seven months from now and just in time for Halloween.
The film is written and directed by Johannes Roberts (47 Meters Down). The story takes place in 1998 in Racoon City, following the events of a particular disaster that can only mean one thing; the escape of the dreaded T-virus which turns people into zombies. The movie will be centered around the original two games.
Production was completed on the film back in December 2020, as the official Resident Evil Twitter handle confirmed alongside a creepy image of white noise on a TV screen.
The six movies in the previous Resident Evil franchise were all written and directed by W.S Anderson and starred Milla Jokovich in the main role. Although Milla’s character isn’t returning, there are still lots of familiar names you would see in the upcoming movies if you’re a fan of the video game series.
Hannah John-Kamen (Ant-Man and the Wasp) plays Jill Valentine, Kaya Scodelario (The Maze Runner) will star as Claire Redfield, Robbie Amell (Upload, The Flash) as Chris Redfield, Tom Hopper (The Umbrella Academy) as Albert Wesker, Avan Jogia (Zombieland: Double Tap) as Leon S. Kennedy, and Neal McDonough (Yellowstone) as William Birkin.
Sony Pictures will be distributing the movie domestically. plans may change, but as of this writing, the movie will be in theatres.
However, this reboot isn’t the only Resident Evil content that’s on the way, Netflix is developing two TV shows; one will be live-action, and the other animated.