'Resident Evil' Franchise Set for a Reboot

Per Variety, Martin Moszkowicz, chairman of the board at Constantin Film, spoke to them at the Cannes Film Festival, where he confirmed that a reboot is in the works for the Resident Evil movie franchise at his studio.

Variety reports that the iconic horror-action film franchise, inspired by the video game series of the same name, is being rebooted with a plan for at least six films.

Check back for more information as this new film continues to be developed.

No other details are yet available, like if Anderson will still be attached or any casting.

Capcom has teased before that they may recreate Resident Evil 2 for the new generation consoles and this is so that the fans can enjoy a more satisfying experience of the game. The original franchise brought in $1.2-billion worldwide, and it's the highest-grossing film series based on a video game. It's not even known how the reboot is going to fit with the overall narrative of the franchise. But after that partnership fell apart in the late 90s, Anderson signed on to direct Resident Evil, a prequel to the game series, in 2002.

It looks like Resident Evil is following in the footsteps of franchises which used the subtitle "The Final Chapter" and still returned for another outing. It was released in January and grossed $312 million globally. Also uncertain is whether Paul W.S. Anderson - who wrote all six of the original movies, and directed four - will remain involved in any capacity. The films follow protagonist Alice, an original character created for the films portrayed by Milla Jovovich.

  • Salvatore Jensen