Constantin Film have announced that Resident Evil's origin-story movie will launch on September 3, 2021. The untitled movie is written and directed by Johannes Roberts, and the cast features some well-known faces.
New Resident Evil movie is due out on September 3, 2021, as a part of Labor Day weekend in the US. The story of the film takes place in Raccoon City in 1998, the night it all started, which will be very familiar to Resident Evil video game fans.
The cast consists of famous faces: Maze Runner‘s Kaya Scodelario as Claire Redfield alongside 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.
The writer and director of the reboot, Johannes Roberts who previously worked on a shark thriller 47 Meters Down (2017), had this to say about his movie:
"With this movie I really wanted to go back to the original first two games and recreate 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."
Filming wrapped in December 2020, according to a tweet on the official Resident Evil account: