It has been 6 months since the release of Resident Evil: The Final Chapter and they may have finally closed out the story. But it isn’t done yet. Variety is reporting that there are plans to make a six-movie reboot of the popular video game film series.
The report states that Constantin Film board chairman Martin Moszkowicz confirmed at Cannes Film Festival that the German studio is developing a Resident Evil series reboot. According to the chairman, the goal is to milk six movies out of the deal which is the exact same number as the original series. We totally understand this move business-wise as the original franchise garnered $1.2-billion worldwide and it currently holds the crown of highest-grossing film based on a video game.
No additional information was disclosed as of writing like possible directors and stars. But we doubt that any of the original cast will appear in the same franchise. So no Milla. What a bummer.
Before bashing this move from the studio, let’s take a moment of silence to appreciate the first two Resident Evil movies as it gave a nod to the original video games (especially the second film). We are also expecting that if ever this reboot gets the final approval, we hope to see a storyline that is actually relevant to the original video game.
Meanwhile, there’s also an animated Resident Evil movie coming out! Watch this trailer: