First two Resident Evil games to get rebooted movie adaptation

October 6, 2020 by  
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Deadline.com reported today that Resident Evil is set to further expand its franchise with the announcement of a new film based on the original two Resident Evil games, with the film reportedly to have a story adaptation that stays faithful to the source material.

The cast and some of the crew has already been revealed, with Robert Kulzer set to produce along with James Harris from Tea Shop Productions and Hartley Gorenstein.

Kulzer says;

“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 Spencer Mansion and Raccoon City.”

The film is to be made by Constantin Film, working with writer-director Johannes Roberts, known for both of the 47 Meters Down films.

Roberts says of the film;

“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‚Äôs audiences.”

There’s a lot of Resident Evil media due to be released which will surely appease fans. With both Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness and a live-action Resident Evil TV series evolving around the daughters of Albert Wesker in the works for Netflix, and now a rebooted movie of the first two games, not to mention Resident Evil 8: Village coming in 2021, that’s a lot of Resident Evil for fans to lap up.

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