“Resident Evil” Reboot Swaps Action For Horror

Resident Evil Reboot Swaps Action For Horror

While the “Resident Evil” game series has mostly been a horror-centric affair, the six Milla Jovovich-led films in that series that ran from 2002-2017 were very much straight-up action outings.

That changes with the upcoming film reboot which takes the zombie franchise back to its horror roots. “47 Meters Down” director Johannes Roberts is helming the new take on the property which is setup at Constantin Film and takes plenty of inspiration from 2017’s “Resident Evil VII” game.

Speaking with Screen Rant about where the project currently stands, he says:

“We are in active development of that at the moment. I pitched them a take, and they really loved it. So, we are just gearing up on that as we speak, really. I’m in the office all the time there. So, yeah, it’s great. It’s gonna be super scary. It’s super, super scary. And it’s just getting back to the roots of the game. I think, at the moment, I’m not really allowed to say much more than that. But it’s gonna be a lot of fun.”

No specific production or release dates for the film have yet been set. The previous six films cumulatively earned $1.2 billion worldwide.