I have been very vocal about my displeasure with video game films. I can’t think of a single one that is done really well as both a film and an adaptation. The first Resident Evil was a good zombie film, but it sucked as an adaption of the video game. So imagine my feelings when they announced they were rebooting the film series last year.
Since that announcment, there hasn’t really been any news or movement on the film, until now. Director Johannes Roberts (47 Meters Down) told ScreenRant that the film is in active development.
“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. 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.”
The original franchise, which was made up of six films, earned over $1.2 billion worldwide. I want to have faith in this, I really do, but I don’t. He’s saying the right things including how the film will be very scary, but… Let’s hope I am wrong.
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