The Resident Evil Film Reboot Is Coming This Year

It looks like Mortal Kombat won’t be the only video game adaptation to release this year.

Via CBR, Sony has set the date for the film, a reboot and origin story for the franchise – September 3rd 2021.

The film will exist in its own continuity, and adapt the events of the original game and its sequel.

Producer Robert Kulzer said about the film:

“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 Spenser Mansion and Raccoon City,” Kulzer added.

We couldn’t agree more.

Written and directed by Johannes Robert (47 Meters Down), the film stars 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, Neal McDonough as William Birkin and Donal Logue as Police Chief Irons. Chad Rook and Lily Gao will also feature, though their roles haven’t been confirmed as of yet.

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It’s also worth noting that this film is separate from the previously announced Netflix animated CG series, Infinite Darkness, which is canon to the games universe and releasing later this year too.

If that’s not confusing enough, Netflix is also producing a live-action TV series, though this exists within its own continuity, outside of the games or the films.

This all dovetails nicely with Resident Evil Village, the next mainline Resident Evil game, which releases in May this year.

It’s a big year for Resident Evil fans, as the series celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.