Resident Evil Movie Reboot in the Works

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Moszkowicz' plan includes the release of six films in this franchise - the same number that the original series contained.

Details are scarce at present, and it's unclear whether Constantin has any talent attached to the project.

Constantin owns the rights to Resident Evil, which is based on the video game series of the same name from Capcom, and they produced all of the previously released movies in the franchise.

Deadline reports James Wan (Aquaman, Saw, The Conjuring) will be producing the new-look Resident Evil, working from a script written by Greg Russo (the upcoming Mortal Kombat reboot). To date, the movie franchise has grossed $1.233 billion worldwide and is one of the most successful video game film adaptations. It's hard to imagine that this reboot will simply continue the escalation process of the original franchise by giving fans more explosions, more characters, and more roundhouse kicks. Probably not. They already did it, but then, movie studios aren't really known for risk taking. Her husband, Paul W.S. Anderson, directed four of the six movies, including The Final Chapter, and wrote all six of them. Having released Resident Evil 7 back in January, a slate of DLC is now in the works for the critically-acclaimed horror game and will continue on throughout 2017.

Information regarding the reboot's director, stars, and how the film would fit into the franchise narrative are being kept under wraps.

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter is available on Blu-ray, DVD, and in digital HD now. Anderson has yet to confirm he will direct or be involved in the reboot, since he is still involved with Monster Hunter, expected sometime this year or early next year. The series started out as action films from the very start, and perhaps the reboot will shift the genre of the movie into horror.

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