New Resident Evil reveal shots are out. Yeah, they look fine. Except, you kind of wish Leon just stayed blonde and was played by a guy who added a bit of a smirk every now and then. Though flaws aside, the director of the film, Johannes Roberts wants to retain the dark atmosphere, horror, and sense of dread that the Resident Evil series evokes. Wanting to stay more true to the source material than the Paul W. S. Anderson films ever were.
The film is set for release on Nov 24. 2021 in theaters within the US. Adapting both the stories from Resident Evil 1 and 2. Together. Starring mainline characters from both of the games, Chris Redfield, Jill Valentine, Albert Wesker, Claire Redfield and Leon Kennedy.
A Legit Adaptation Of Resident Evil
Video game adaptations don’t always work out. But for the past few years, it seems Hollywood is beginning to understand them a lot better. The recent release, Free Guy which is based entirely around online games and takes big inspirations from Fortnite, plays a protagonist who’s an A.I. that has become self-aware and has full control of himself. The film got a more positive reception on release. Another example is Wreck-It-Ralph, got critical appraisal and was a box office hit.
Resident Evil is being produced by the same production studios and distribution that did the prior R.E films. But without Paul W. S. Anderson’s involvement. The film will be a more faithful reboot to the film series based on the popular video game franchise. A few photo shoots here should tell you so.
Resident Evil: Welcome To Raccoon City has Capcom closely involved and will supervise with the story, making sure that it is airtight from any changes to the plan. It was first rumored that Netflix is producing the film, but eventually production went to Sony Pictures instead.