The reboot of ‘Resident Evil’ in theaters won its first poster, which bears the names of the characters from the games that will be in the film. Jill, Claire, Leon, Chris … and more.
The franchise reboot opens in theaters on September 3, 2021, a week before its first release.
Recently the film got its first frame, which shows a clapperboard with director Johannes Roberts’ logo and name (“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 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, 1998, and stars 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 little American town that seems be identifiable and relevant to today’s audiences, ”said writer and director Jonathan Roberts.
He scripted the reboot alongside Greg Russo.
Recently, Russo praised the original saga of the films, pointing out that 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 cinema, in addition to inspiring attractions at theme parks. With six films produced by Constantin Film, Resident Evil has grossed over $ 1.2 billion worldwide, making it the highest-grossing video game-based film franchise on the market.
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