Sony Pictures’ hotly-anticipated new Resident Evil reboot gets some fresh new Key Art
Say what you like about the ‘RESIDENT EVIL‘ movie franchise, but you have to admit that they are enjoyable if trashy entertainment. We have been given six films based on the long-running Videogame franchise. All from Paul W.S Anderson and his wife, Milla Jovovich. That franchise is now over. However, you can’t keep the undead down for long.
A reboot of the franchise will release later this year. The new film is directed by Johannes Roberts, who brought us the original ‘47 Meters Down‘. The new film is a faithful retelling of the first two games in the franchise, to which Roberts stated:
“With this movie, I really wanted to go back to the original first two games and re-create the terrifying visceral experience I had when I first played them. Whilst at the same time telling a grounded human story about a small dying American town that feels both relatable and relevant to today’s audiences.”
Although there is yet to be a trailer for the film, the studio has unveiled a new banner for the upcoming movie, which you can see below:
The banner reveals nothing about the film except the characters that will appear in it. The characters are the classic Capcom characters that appear in the games. And some that have appeared, in some form or another, in live-action movies. Alongside the vastly superior CGI animated films from Japan.
As for casting, the film will feature Kaya Scodelario as Claire Redfield, Robbie Amell as Chris Redfield, Avan Jogia as Leon S. Kennedy, Hannah John-Kamen as Jill Valentine, and Tom Hopper as Albert Wesker. Neal McDonough as William Birkin, Donal Logue as Chief Brian Irons, Chad Rook as Richard Aiken, Lily Gao as Ada Wong, and Marina Mazepa as Lisa Trevor make up the supporting cast.
With a cast list like that, the film sounds like it could be an enjoyable movie that will entertain the masses. If it follows the games faithfully, then the audience will be in for a gory and graphic rollercoaster ride through the realms of survival horror.
‘Resident Evil‘ is due for release on September 3rd.
Source: Sony Pictures
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Carl Roberts is a Senior Entertainment/Books and Literature Correspondent for The Future of the Force. Aside from being our horror genre aficionado, he is also passionate about Star Wars, Marvel, DC, and the Indiana Jones movies. Follow him on Twitter where he uses the force frequently!