Resident Evil reboot production officially wraps

Last Updated on July 30, 2021

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Just a few months after cameras began to roll, Sony Pictures has announced that its Resident Evil reboot has wrapped production. With principal photography secured, the film is likely to make its 2021 release date. Sony announced the news via Twitter by sharing a photo from what appears to be the set of the film. In the image, we find a clapboard with the Resident Evil logo positioned next to a static-screened television. On the clapboard itself, you'll find the name of the film's director, Johannes Roberts, and director of photography Maxime Alexandre.

While details revolving around the reboot are scarce at this time, we do know that Sony will base the project on Capcom's video game franchise, which finds several members from Raccoon City’s S.T.A.R.S. unit investigating a puzzling locale known as the Spencer Mansion. In terms of familiar faces, it's been confirmed that classic RE characters the likes of Leon Kennedy (Ava Jogia), Chris Redfield (Robbie Amell), Claire Redfield (Kaya Scodelario), and Jill Valentine (Hannan John-Kamen) will all be featured in the upcoming film. Other actors included in the film are Neal McDonough as William Birkin, Tom Hopper as Albert Wesker, Donal Logue as Chief Brian Ions, Lily Gao as Ada Wong, and Chad Rock as Richard Aiken.

Seeing as this is a reboot, the upcoming Sony's upcoming Resident Evil film will have nothing to do with Paul W.S. Anderson's Resident Evil franchise starring Milla Jovovich. This is bound to please fans of the video game franchise seeing as Anderon's RE formula had clearly rotted to the bone after six films.

Resident Evil is hoping to be unleashed in theaters on September 9, 2021. Are you excited for this reboot? Let us know in the comments section below.

Source: Twitter

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