Filming for the reboot of the ‘Resident Evil’ franchise has ended and Sony Pictures has released the film’s first official image, straight from behind the scenes.
The image shows a clapperboard with the film’s logo and the name of director Johannes Roberts (“Deep Fear”), as well as an old TV with no signal.
It’s an envelope in Raccoon City. 🎬
directed by Johannes Roberts pic.twitter.com/q5mmQxjFQo
– Sony Pictures (@SonyPictures) December 28, 2020
The franchise reboot opens in theaters on September 9, 2021.
The film stars Kaya Scodelario (‘Maze Runner’) as Claire Redfield and Robbie Amell (‘Upload’) as her brother, Chris.
The cast also includes Hannah John-Kamen (“ Ant-Man and the Wasp ”) as Jill Valentine, Tom Hopper (“ The Umbrella Academy ”) as Albert Wesker, Avan Jogia (“ `Zombie: Shoot Twice ‘) as Leon Kennedy and Neal McDonough (” With Their Own Hands “) as William Birkin.
The story takes place on a fateful night in Raccoon City in 1998 and features an exciting cast as the game’s iconic characters.
“With this movie, I really wanted to go back to the first two original games and recreate the terrible visceral experience I had when I first played them, while also telling a human story based on a dying small American town that seems to be identifiable. and relevant to today’s audience, ”said writer and director Jonathan Roberts.
He scripted the reboot alongside Greg Russo.
Recently, Russo praised the original film saga, pointing out that in order for a reboot to make sense, it is necessary to bring a differentiated approach.
Since Capcom released the title that ushered in the survival horror genre in 1996, Resident Evil has grown into one of the most successful game franchises of all time, with over 100 million games sold worldwide. With nearly 25 years of history, the series has gone far beyond video games and gained adaptations for film, in addition to inspiring attractions at theme parks. With six films produced by Constantin Film, Resident Evil has grossed more than $ 1.2 billion worldwide, making it the highest-grossing video game-based film franchise on the market.
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