Horror Resident Evil Films' Producer Plans Reboot Film

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    Martin Moszkowicz, chairman of the board at German film production company Constantin Film, confirmed with entertainment news magazine Variety on Sunday that it is developing a reboot film for the Resident Evil film franchise.


    Constantin Film produced all six films in the Paul W.S. Anderson-directed Resident Evil franchise. The first zombie apocalypse film based on CAPCOM's survival horror game series premiered in 2002 with actress Milla Jovovich as protagonist Alice. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, the "final" live-action film, opened in Japan in December, and in North America in January.


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    I hope they go in a completely different direction with these, but seeing as the original film series grossed over one billion dollars, I wouldn't be surprised if that didn't happen.

    The live-action intro and opening scene in the original game are better than the entire live-action franchise, and that's a real bummer.
     
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    The movie franchise as a whole was shit. I enjoyed the first movie only because it sort of stuck with the 1st game.....loosely, but it had a mansion and underground base at least. Every other move after that was just shit.

    I hope they follow the game more with the reboots. I would love to see them follow the Remake for the first game with the Crimson Heads and Lisa Trevor story. That's probably never going to happen though.
     
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    Rubbish movies. This slop, the underworld garbage and the latter Blade movies pretty much ruined cinema for me in the 00's.

    So yeah, hope they reboot it so nerds can continue throwing money at mediocre shit.
     
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    Preposterous!! Underworld is alright.
     
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    Yeah for an awkward wank staring at a gif of Kate Beckinsale in tight leather catsuit, sure.
     
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    Anything James Wan should get you excited.
     
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    It's being reported that German film production company Constantin Film has hired Johannes Roberts (47 Meters Down) to direct and write the first reboot film for the Resident Evil film franchise.
     
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    Eh, James Wan films are alright. I wasn't too impressed by Insidious, and even The Conjuring's flaws (use of cheap jumpscares) start to look obvious in hindsight.

    I wish I could be more enthusiastic by this news, but I just kept thinking about the inevitable cycle these franchise films would go through every two decades or so. Produce five or six films, the final one sucks, reboot. Reboot sucks, reboot again. Rinse and repeat. Just gets me all cynical thinking about it.

    So, all those parodies of franchise films hitting "Jaws 27" or "Nightmare on Elm Street 54" didn't come true after all. Rebooting franchises is the future.
     
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    As per the Deadline website "Netflix is developing a series based on the horror game franchise". The series will maintain the basic premise of the games but will "deepen the exiting [sic] mythology." The report describes the story as exploring "the dark inner workings of the Umbrella Corporation and the new world order caused by the outbreak of the T-virus."


    So it looks like more Resident Evil anime films.
     
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    Constantin Film's has listed a release date for its first live-action film reboot of survival horror game franchise. The website sates that the film will release on September 9, 2021.

    The reboot with "faithful ties" to the games will be set in Raccoon City on a night in 1998.

    The cast will include Kaya Scodelario (Maze Runner) as Claire Redfield, Hannah John-Kamen (Ant-Man and the Wasp) as Jill Valentine, Robbie Amell (Upload) as Chris Redfield, Tom Hopper (The Umbrella Academy) as Albert Wesker, Avan Jogia (Zombieland: Double Tap) as Leon S. Kennedy, and Neal McDonough (Yellowstone) as William Birkin.

    Johannes Roberts (47 Meters Down) is writing and directing the film.

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    Deadline has reported that the first live-action film reboot will release in theaters in the United States on September 3.

    Constantin Film, which will handle distribution in German-speaking territories, earlier listed the film on its website with a release date of September 9. That website now lists a general 2021 release date.
     
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    Director Johannes Roberts has revealed in an interview IGN that the first live-action film reboot will be titled Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City. The interview also discussed the film as an ensemble film, its tone, how to tell the story of the first two games in one movie, and more.

    The film will open in theaters in the United States on September 3.


     
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    Sony has delayed Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City from September 3 to November 24.
     

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