The RESIDENT EVIL Reboot Will Be Based Off Of The Game RESIDENT EVIL 7: BIOHAZARD
While the Resident Evil franchise had its issues, it is still arguably the most successful movie adaptation of a video game franchise ever. The series that starred Milla Jovovich has ended, but a reboot is coming because its 2018. Now we know what property the reboot might be based off of.
Greg Russo did a draft of the script, and based it off of Resident Evil 7: Biohazard. He told Discussing Film:
“Obviously, I’m a huge fan of the franchise so to work on that was a lot of fun. And they’ve made six films before so when you come back to that and reboot it, you wanna do something different and not just rehash. For me it was very clear-cut that I wanted to go back and make it scary again like a horror film in terms of the classic James Wan style so that was the pitch, going back and looking what made the games scary in the first place so yeah, Resident Evil 7 was a bit of a touchstone for my draft.”
It seems that is just a coincidence that the 7th Resident Evil film is based off of the 7th chapter in the game series. James Wan is now executive producing, and Russo is no longer involved with the franchise, so there is a chance that this draft isn’t used.
“I worked on the reboot for about a year and then producer James Wan came in, my involvement on that project has kind of concluded, so I’m not sure what they’ll really do with it, I submitted my draft to the producers and they were happy with it and ultimately they’ll do what they will with the property but I’m currently not involved with that film.”
I’ve seen a few of the Resident Evil movies, and they were fine. I was never a huge fan of the video games either. I can’t really gauge the reception of a reboot. I do feel that is a bit early though, the last Resident Evil movie was released in 2016!
RTF is a big James Wan house, so anything he is involved with we will be sure to track. Stay tuned.
Source: Discussing Film
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