Looks like Resident Evil fans have something to look forward to this fall assuming it’s safe to go back to theaters at that time, as Deadline reports that Sony Pictures, Screen Gems, and Constantin Films have set the upcoming Resident Evil movie reboot for a September 2021 release — hitting Labor Day weekend and with little competition in sight.
Directed by 47 Meter Down director Johannes Roberts, the RE movie reboot will do away with the continuity seen in the Paul W.S Anderson films starring Milla Jovovich as Alice. Instead, the new movie will adapt the storyline from the games — staying faithful to the 1998 setting and adapting the plots from Resident Evil 1 and Resident Evil 2.
Kaya Scodelario of The Maze Runner films will lead the cast as Claire Redfield, while Robbie Amell of Upload and The Flash plays her brother and longtime series protagonist Chris Redfield. Hannah John-Kamen is Jill Valentine, while Avan Jogia is Leon S. Kennedy. Tom Hopper will play Resident Evil series baddie Albert Wesker, while Neal McDonough has been cast as Dr. William Birkin.
As the new film comes on the 25th Anniversary year of the Resident Evil franchise, the newest installment in RE Village is set for release on May this year and has a new trailer to boot.
Resident Evil movie reboot will be coming to theaters on September 3, 2021.