Horror fans can look forward not only to the new game offshoot Resident Evil 8: Village, but also to a reboot of the film series. The new cinema strip has now been given a start date.
Constantin Film is known to be working on a film reboot around Resident Evil. This was only confirmed last October, whereby one really spoke of a “reboot”, which should remain true to the origins of the well-known game series from 1998. In short: You will pick up on a “fateful night” in Raccoon City from the horror part of that time.
Now the strip has, according to a report from Deadline a specific start date. Accordingly, the film should start on September 3, 2021, because th is is the start of the Labor Day weekend planned for the film in the USA. It will certainly be interesting to see to what extent these cinema plans remain in place until then, depending on the further course of the corona pandemic.
The new feature film is largely shaped by Johannes Roberts as writer and director. Kaya Scodelario (“Maze Runner”) is to play the role of Claire Redfield, Hannah John-Kamen (“Ant-Man and the Wasp”) plays Jill Valentine, Robbie Amell (“Upload”) can be seen as Chris Redfield and Tom Hopper (“The Umbrella Academy”) can be seen as Albert Wesker. Other roles are Avan Jogia (“Zombieland: Double Tap”) as Leon Kennedy and Neal McDonough (“Yellowstone”) as William Birkin.