In addition to the upcoming Resident Evil Village video game and a Resident Evil series on Netflix, we also have a new Resident Evil film to look forward to, and a tweet from Sony Pictures today announced that filming has wrapped on the reboot based on Capcom's popular video game franchise that brought a new twist on the living dead to the gaming world in 1996.

Shared from the official Sony Twitter account (see below), the new photo of a clapboard and static-filled TV is accompanied by the caption, "That's a wrap in Raccoon City."

Described as an origin story set in Raccoon City one fateful night in 1998 (as previously reported by The Hollywood Reporter), the new Resident Evil film will feature the following core cast members:

  • 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

Due out sometime in 2021, the live-action reboot is directed by Johannes Roberts (47 Meters Down, The Strangers: Prey at Night). In a statement previously shared by THR, producer Robert Kulzer said, "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."

Currently comprised of six films, the Resident Evil live-action movie franchise kicked off in 2002 with Paul W. S. Anderson directing and Milla Jovovich starring as Alice, a highly skilled survivor and former employee of the sinister Umbrella Corporation, which unleashed a zombie apocalypse that put humankind on the brink of extinction. Jovovich would go on to star in all five sequels, the last of which came out in 2016.

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter grossed $312 million globally, so it's not surprising that Constantin Film, the production company behind all six of the Resident Evil movies, is eager to move forward on a new film.

In a previous interview with Daily Dead Managing Editor Heather Wixson, Roberts discussed his approach to making a new movie in a franchise that already has millions of fans around the world:

"I'm very conscientious that it is something that does have this enormous following and fan base, and I'm very conscientious to want to respect that, and to deliver the fans something that I think they are really going to love. But what it comes down to is that I'm such a huge fan of these games, because I love how truly scary they are, so I really just want to be able to deliver that to an audience. And I’m working hard to do just that."

We'll be sure to keep Daily Dead readers updated on further news regarding the Resident Evil reboot, and in the meantime, you can check out the new photo below.

Source: Twitter
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