Resident Evil Film Franchise Is Getting Rebooted

The multi-million-dollar Resident Evil film franchise, based on Capcom's hit survival-horror series is set to get the reboot treatment.

on May 21, 2017 6:03 PM

The Resident Evil film franchise has never been popular amongst fans of the popular survival-horror series.

But that hasn’t stopped Constantin Film from green-lighting a reboot that is in the works. This isn’t too surprising considering the film’s huge financial success at the box office.

In an interview with Variety, Martin Moszkowicz, chairman of the board at Constantin Film, confirmed that the Resident Evil film series would be getting a reboot.

Nothing in terms of potential directors, actors, or narrative has been revealed as of yet. There’s also no release window to speak of, so we may not hear about the film again for some time.

The final film in the series, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter released earlier this year and was bashed by multiple critics. It coincided with the release of Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, which received positive reviews and breathed new life into the game seriesWe thought it was amazing.   

Paul W.S. Anderson directed the original Resident Evil film series and is set to release a film based off of Capcom’s hit Monster Hunter franchise sometime in late 2017 or early 2018.

Until we hear anything more from the movie side of things, you can check out Resident Evil 7: Biohazard now on Xbox One, PS4, and PC.

 

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Jordan Boyd is a Staff Writer at DualShockers, specializing in indie games, RPGs and shooting titles. He's majoring in journalism at Stony Brook University on Long Island. During the 7th console generation, Jordan faced a crippling blow with the release of Aliens: Colonial Marines that scarred him for life.