So, we talked a bit about Netflix’s upcoming Resident Evil series last week. Now, we have news from Deadline concerning the upcoming Resident Evil film in the works.
The new entry will act as a complete reboot of the films made popular by Paul W.S. Anderson and Mila Jovovich.
47 Meters Down director, Johannes Roberts is set to bring the Resident Evil back to its roots. This means that he will incorporate more of the survival horror elements and take it back to Raccoon City and the first video game entries in the franchise.
“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.” Roberts told Deadline.
That is an interesting turn. I’ve enjoyed the strange rollercoaster that Anderson’s Resident Evil films brought to the franchise but at the end of the day, it was very far removed from the origins of the game. It will be great to see a version that is going to stick to the first two games. They are arguably the best of the series.
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