The new Resident Evil movie has finished filming and is ready for post-production, a tweet from the official Resident Evil account has confirmed. After the six-film series starring Milla Jovovich wrapped up in 2016, the new movie helmed by horror director Johannes Roberts is rebooting the video game adaptation with a brand-new cast.
The end of filming was announced with an on-set shot showing the film slate and an old TV showing static. We already know that the movie will be set in Racoon City in 1998, with Roberts saying he “really wanted to go back to the original first two games.” The director has said that he aims to tell “a grounded human story about a small dying American town that feels both relatable and relevant to today’s audiences,” while still recreating the terrifying experience of playing the game for the first time.
The new Resident Evil movie is scheduled to release on September 9, 2021.
The Resident Evil movie isn’t the only adaptation of Capcom’s iconic horror series that’s currently in the works. Netflix has licensed two shows based on the franchise, with one set to be a live action spin-off around two new characters in the Wesker family living in a place called New Racoon City, and the other an animated series about Leon Kennedy and Claire Redfield. The animated show, Infinite Darkness, is expected in 2021.