‘Resident Evil’ franchise gets reboot from Constantin Film

The Resident Evil movie franchise is getting a reboot at last, with the story focused on the game’s origin story. The makers have promised a faithful adaptation of the legendary zombie apocalypse hit title.

Resident Evil is one of the most successful film franchises adapted from a video game. The franchise amassed $1.3 billion with its spine-chilling story arc and immersive screenplay. The first movie was an adaptation of Capcom’s zombie horror game. The story revolves around how the Umbrella Corporation unleashes a deadly virus that makes humans into zombies.

Resident Evil: Movies and games

Gamers and critics praised the game due to its top-notch effects at that time. It has the credit to reintroduce zombies into popular culture after a hiatus. This game franchise became the best selling video game title of Capcom, by selling 103 million units worldwide.

Now, Constantin’s films are back at making a movie with the series. Director Johannes Roberts announced that they had written an origin story revolving in 1998’s Raccoon City on Tuesday. This movie will completely ignore past events in the previous films and will be a complete reboot. A Resident Evil series adaptation is also at works on Netflix.

Paul W.S. Anderson wrote and directed all six films. The movie had Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, and Sienna Guillory.

New casts

Resident Evil reboot movie cast Kaya Scodelario as Claire Redfield, and Robbie Amell as her elder brother Chris Redfield. Hannah John-Kamen will essay the role of Jill Valentine, Tom Hopper as Albert Wesker, Avan Jogia as Leon S. Kennedy, and Neal McDonough as William Birkin.

Johannes Roberts is a British film director, whose previous films are 47 Meters Down and The Other Side of the Door. The filmmaker stated that the film would give the visceral experience players got when they played the franchise’s first games. He added that now would be an apt time because people face the same situation as in the game at present.

Robert Kulzer will produce the movie for Constantin, James Harris from Tea Shop Productions, and Hartley Gorenstein. Kulzer and Hartley produced previous films of the series.

Robert Kulzer announced that they felt compelled to explore the origins and secrets buried around Raccoon City and Spenser mansion.

Concerning distribution, Sony Pictures’ Screen Gems will take care of the film domestically in the USA. Elevation will distribute in Canada, and Constantin in-charge of German-speaking territories. Metropolitan will distribute in France, and Sony Pictures releasing the film in other international markets.

Constantin Film’s CEO Martin Moszkowicz and Victor Hadida of Davis Films are executive producers for the film.

Fans are expecting this film to be on par with their expectations. They believe that this origin story movie should have been done earlier, but better late than never.

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