The live-action Resident Evil movies starring Milla Jovovich isn’t really popular among the die-hard fans of the video game franchise. However, the studio behind the films is rebooting it. And this time, it looks like it will be more faithful to the source material. And now, Entertainment website Deadline has reported that the first movie in the reboot series will premiere in the United States on September 3.
The reboot will be an origin story that takes place in Racoon City, the setting for the first game itself. It will star Kaya Scodelario as Claire Redfield, 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.
Johnannes Roberts will both write and direct the movie. he previously said in a comment:
“With this movie, I really wanted to go back to the original first two games and re-create 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.”
The previous six Resident Evil movies have generated a total worldwide theatrical box office of $1.2 billion. Unfortunately, it did not resonate well with fans of the games themselves as it wasn’t as faithful to the original game series.
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