It looks like Resident Evil will once again head to the big screen. Following the wrap up of the long-running six movie series with Resident Evil: The Final Chapter in 2017, it appears that new reboot title is on the way that revisits the videogame’s roots – and according to its director, it’s going to have its fair share of scares, as you’d probably expect.
An “Untitled Resident Evil Reboot” director credit has appeared on Johannes Roberts’ IMDB page, and he has now told ScreenRant that it is indeed in development. Roberts says, “we are in active development of that at the moment. I pitched them a take, and they really loved it. So, we are just gearing up on that as we speak, really. I’m in the office all the time there. So, yeah, it’s great.”
He added that, as you’d probably expect of a movie based on the zombie survival horror games, “it’s gonna be super scary. It’s super, super scary. And it’s just getting back to the roots of the game. I think, at the moment, I’m not really allowed to say much more than that. But it’s gonna be a lot of fun.”
ScreenRant also reports that Roberts has stated that the reboot will be a film rather than a series, so it looks like this project is probably not linked to the Resident Evil Netflix TV series that was rumoured earlier this year, which would reportedly be based on the previous Resident Evil movies.
Given the critical and commercial success of this year’s Resident Evil 2 remake, a new movie reboot looking to get “back to the roots of the game” will likely be an exciting prospect for many of its fans. There’s no other news or details on the movie for now, but you can always check out our Resident Evil 2 review if you just can’t wait to jump into some zombie-smashing and jump-scaring action.