Constantin Films Announces New Resident Evil Origin Film, 47 Meters Down Director Johannes Roberts Helming Production


Posted on October 6, 2020 by Nick Moreno

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In just over a month or so, Capcom has shared to be expanding the Resident Evil universe in a new approach: film and television. While the series has migrated to the entertainment medium in the past, the publisher looks to re-up on its initial take on the two decade-old franchise with new content for fans to anticipate.

In late August, Capcom and Netflix announced a new live-action television series based on the Resident Evil property. Centered around the daughters of Albert Wesker, Jade Wesker & Billie Wesker, details is still scarce on the coming production. The second announcement took place just about a week ago where another partnership with Netflix will bring a new film to the platform, Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness.

Now in a new report from Deadline, Constantin Films is set to being working on a new Resident Evil live-action production. In that, it is told that 47 Meters Deep Director Johannes Roberts will be at the helm for the untitled Resident Evil movie. Told by Roberts himself, the new film is to be a definitive take on the classic game series.

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.

Johannes Roberts, Writer & Director

The casting for the upcoming motion picture has also been spared for the coming film: Kaya Scoldelario (Maze Runner) as Clair Redfield, Robbie Amell (Upload) as Chris Redfield, Hannah John-Kenman (Ant-Man and The Wasp) as Jill Valentine, Tom Hopper (The Umbrella Academy) as Albert Wesker, Avan Jogia (Zombieland: Double Tap) as Leon S. Kennedy, and Neal McDonough (Yellowstone) as William Birkin.

Robert Kulzer, who produced the franchise of titular films starring Milla Jovovich will be a producer on the new project for Constantin Films. Tea Shop Productions James Harris alongside Hartley Gorenstein will also be producing for the Resident Evil movie. Additionally, Martin Moszkowicz, standing CEO of Constantin Films, and Davis Films’ Victor Hadida will be posed as executive producers.

This new endeavor for Capcom to take on the silver screen is yet another production involved with Constantin Films. Another being Monster Hunter which as of recently spared a brief teaser at the new film starring Milla Jovovich. You can watch the full clip by heading here.

What are you most intrigued by this new origins film for Resident Evil?

Source: Deadline

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