By: John M Jerva

We have some movement on the planned Resident Evil reboot which will see 47 Meters Down Johannes Roberts taking over for Paul W.S. Anderson who directed the blockbuster franchise before it. Deadline brought the word that the new film will focus on the origins of the story and be set in Raccoon City in 1998.

Also news is that game characters and fan favorites Jill Valentine and Claire Redfield will appear in the new movie. Maze Runner’s Kaya Scodelario will play Valentine while Hannah-John Kamen who starred in Ant-Man and The Wasp will portray Redfield.

Kaya Scodelario

Roberts also said that the tone of the film will be more similar to the games and be more of a claustrophobic horror film rather than the over the top action epics that Anderson did. Roberts stated, “With this movie I really wanted to go back to the original first two games and recreate the terrifying visceral experience I had when I first played them whilst at the same time telling a grounded human story about a small dying American town that feels both relatable and relevant to today’s audiences.”

L-R: Hannah-John Kaman, Avan Jogia

Additional cast members were also announced and they include Robbie Amell (Upload) who will play Claire’s brother, Chris Redfield, Tom Hopper (The Umbrella Academy) will be Albert Wesker, Avan Jogia (Zombieland: Double Tap) is Leon S. Kennedy and Neal McDonough (Yellowstone) will be featured as William Birkin.

L-R: Robbie Amell, Neil McDonough, Tom Hopper

Robert Kulzer will produce the reboot and he chimes in about the film as well. “After a dozen games, six live action movies and hundreds of pages of fan fiction, we felt compelled to return to the year 1998, to explore the secrets hidden in the walls of the Spenser Mansion and Raccoon City.”

The reboot is in no way connected to the animated Resident Evil series that was just announced by Netflix but this project has been kicking around for a while so it’s interesting to finally see some traction on it. I’m also interested to see how exactly different this version is from the six other films that have come. I enjoyed all of them for what they were and thought the finale was a tad disappointing however.

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