Roberts To Helm The “Resident Evil” Reboot

“47 Meters Down” and “Strangers: Prey at Night” director Johannes Roberts has been hired to direct the more horror-oriented reboot of the “Resident Evil” film franchise at Constantin Film.

A high priority for Constantin ever since May 2017, when the reboot was announced, the new take will be more akin to last year’s acclaimed game “Resident Evil VII” which took the series back to its classic horror roots.

The reboot is expected to start production in 2019 with a new cast. The six previous films in the franchise, led by Milla Jovovich, has cumulatively earned $1.2 billion worldwide to date.

Source: Variety