While we’re still not really clear why in the world a reboot of the “Resident Evil” film franchise was needed so soon after the end of the first set of movies, the upcoming revamping has our attention.
We know a little bit about this reboot, which pretty much only means the cast at this point. Donal Logue will be playing Brian Irons, Raccoon City’s Chief of Police. Kaya Scodelario (“Maze Runner“) will play Claire Redfield alongside Hannah John-Kamen (“Ant-Man and the Wasp“) as Jill Valentine, Robbie Amell (Upload) will be Chris Redfield, Tom Hopper (The Umbrella Academy) will be Albert Wesker, Avan Jogia (Zombieland: Double Tap) will be Leon S. Kennedy, and Neal McDonough (Yellowstone) will be William Birkin.
Johannes Roberts is directing.
From Constantin Films (and Sony Screen Gems) officially announced today that “Resident Evil” is looking at a September 3rd, 2021 theatrical release for the flick.