Fans of the Resident Evil video game franchise will be happy to know that director Johannes Roberts just finished production on the latest film adaptation of the series. And, unlike previous live-action Resident Evil films, this will be a much more accurate interpretation of the video games. And the good news doesn’t end there – it’s just been announced that the new Resident Evil reboot is actually scheduled for a theatrical release date later this year.
As revealed via Bloody-Disgusting, it appears that Johannes Roberts’ upcoming Resident Evil reboot will actually receive a theatrical release date on September 3, 2021. This should make the film a good way to launch this year’s Halloween season in the fall months of 2021.
Resident Evil will have a stellar cast which features Kaya Scodelario as Claire Redfield alongside Hannah John-Kamen as Jill Valentine, Robbie Amell as Chris Redfield, Tom Hopper as Albert Wesker, Avan Jogia as Leon S. Kennedy, and Neal McDonough as William Birkin. Donal Logue will be playing Chief Irons.
The producers of the new reboot include Robert Kulzer of Constantin Film, James Harris for Tea Shop Productions, and Hartley Gorenstein. It will be executive produced by Constantin Film CEO Martin Moszkowicz with Victor Hadida, Alex Zhang is Co-Executive Producer, and Dylan Tarason of Constantin Film is co-producing. Alex Westmore and Colin Scully of Constantin Film will be overseeing the film.
The release date set for this year is especially exciting, considering that this Resident Evil reboot is intended to open up “a new universe inspired by storylines and characters from Capcom’s classic Resident Evil games.” The sooner this film can get a release, the faster we can see a film franchise much more faithful to the original video games. Hopefully we’ll have more information on this particular take soon, however. It’s already been stated that it will be something of an origin story closely inspired by the original two Resident Evil video games and set in the year 1998.