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Constantin Films’ new Resident Evil movie reboot will be released on September 3, according to one of its actors.
Chad Rook, who plays Richard Aiken in the upcoming film, revealed the release date on Twitter.
The film is the first in a completely new franchise, and has no relation to the six Resident Evil movies released between 2002-2017, which were written by Paul W. S. Anderson and starred Milla Jovovich.
The new movie, which is being written and directed by Johannes Roberts (47 Meters Down), will be faithful to the story of the first two Resident Evil games, and takes place in Raccoon City in 1998.
It will also star Kaya Scodelario (Maze Runner) as Claire Redfield, Hannah John-Kamen (Ant-Man and the Wasp) as Jill Valentine, Robbie Amell (Upload) as Chris Redfield, Tom Hopper (The Umbrella Academy) as Albert Wesker, Avan Jogia (Zombieland: Double Tap) as Leon S. Kennedy, and Neal McDonough (Yellowstone) as William Birkin.
“With this film, I really wanted to go back to the original, first two games and the associated terrifying experience that I had when I first played them,” Roberts said when the film was first announced in October.
“And at the same time, I am telling the story of a small, dying American town that will appear both familiar and relevant to today’s audiences.”
Constantin Film producer Robert Kulzer, who also worked on the six previous Resident Evil movies, added: “After a dozen games, six live action films and hundreds of pages of fanfiction, we felt compelled to go back to 1998 to explore the secrets that lay within the walls of the Spencer Mansion and hidden from Raccoon City.”
Netflix announced a live action series based on Resident Evil in August, which is also developed by Constantin Film. According to the Netflix‘s synopsis, the show will feature “the Wesker kids” as they uncover secrets inside of New Raccoon City. Albert Wesker is one of the primary antagonists in the Resident Evil games.