UPDATE: Looks like James Wan (Aquaman) is no longer involved with the upcoming Resident Evil reboot. Wan spoke to Joblo.com regarding the project stating:
“I’m not doing that anymore. That has been dropped. They announce that I’m attached to a lot of stuff and a lot of them are not necessarily real. It’s kind of annoying when things come and go, or things never came in the first place. I hate it when my projects get announced. It makes it seem like I’m attached to a lot of things when in fact I’m not necessarily doing so many things. A lot of my stuff just get announced and I don’t want them to be announced but people love to announce them.”
However, the reboot is still moving forward as Johannes Roberts (47 Meters Down) has been announced as director. Stay tuned for casting.
After ‘Resident Evil: The Final Chapter’ grossed over $300 million worldwide this past January, there was a good feeling that it would not really be the FINAL chapter.
Constatin Films and Screen Gems plans to reboot the franchise that will span six more films with a completely new cast. JAMES WAN has signed on to produce with a script written by GREG RUSSO.
As a master of horror (Saw, The Conjuring, Annabelle) along with his experience with action (Aquaman, Fast & Furious 7), Wan seems like the perfect man for the job. He is also no stranger to the video game genre as he recently collaborated with Russo on another reboot, ‘Mortal Kombat’ for New Line, which is going into production soon.
Lets hope this reboot can replicate some of the action displayed in the current CGI film ‘Resident Evil: Vendetta’. As you can see in the clip below, combining the ‘John Wick’-esque style of action with zombies seems like a match made in heaven.