A Resident Evil origin story movie set in 1998 that faithfully adapts events from the original Capcom video games was only announced back in October, yet the film has already finished filming, as revealed by the Resident Evil movie Twitter. The movie is directed by Johannes Roberts, whose directorial output includes 47 Meters Down and frankly a lot of movies that a lot of people have never heard of, but he couldn’t possibly leave a poorer mark on video game movies than Uwe Boll did — so let’s keep the hope alive.
That’s a wrap in Raccoon City. ?
diREcted by Johannes Roberts pic.twitter.com/9HdIf7shs2
— Resident Evil (@ResidentEvil) December 28, 2020
Some images from the set and/or known locations of the Resident Evil movie have been shared online in the past couple months, and they do seem to reflect famous locations from at least the first couple video games on PlayStation 1. The cast for the film suggests an emphasis on the first two films as well, including Kaya Scodelario as Claire Redfield, Hannah John-Kamen as Jill Valentine, Robbie Amell as Chris Redfield, Tom Hopper as Albert Wesker, Avan Jogia as Leon S. Kennedy, and Neal McDonough as William Birkin.
People have a lot of feelings about Paul W.S. Anderson’s saga of Resident Evil movies, typically classifying them as either fun, mindless entertainment or an affront to God. Let’s hope Johannes Roberts’ attempt to adapt the Capcom games is more universally embraced. It is currently slated to release in theaters on Sept. 9, 2021.