This Resident Evil reboot movie is said to be a lot closer to the original video games, which I am all for. I have a fondness for the Paul W.S. Anderson movies, but they aren’t anything like the video games, and they’re also pretty dire to be frank.
It sounds like this upcoming Resident Evil movie, which is made by Constantin Films and will be distributed by Sony Screen Gems, will be a lot more faithful to the source material. That’s a good thing because the first few video games were terrific.
The Resident Evil reboot now has an official release date
It’s now been revealed that this reboot will be released on Labor Day weekend in the United States. That’s September 3rd for all you who don’t know when Labor Day is. It’s also going to be released this year, which is a lot sooner than I expected it to be put into cinemas.
This reboot will star the likes of Kaya Scodelario, Hannah John-Kamen, Robbie Amell, Tom Hopper, Avan Jogia and Neal McDonough. The story takes place in Raccoon City in 1998 and is directed and written by Johnannes Roberts.
The film is being produced by Robert Kulzer, James Harris and Hartley Gorenstein and the executive producers are Martin Moszkowicz and Victor Hadida. Sony will be distributing the movie in the US. Elevation has the distribution rights in Canada, Constantin in German-speaking countries, and Metropolitan in France with Sony handling the rest of the world.
As for the previous Resident Evil films – the ones made by Paul W.S Anderson – they managed to make an eye-watering $1.2 billion worldwide, which is not to be sniffed at.
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