Kaya Scodelario's RESIDENT EVIL Reboot Will Make Its Theatrical Debut This Labor Day
We still know surprisingly little about the long-awaited reboot of the Resident Evil movie series, but Screen Gems and Constantin Film have finally decided to reveal one key detail about the production — its official release date. The horror will make its theatrical debut during the Labor Day weekend, on September 3.
Although it's good to know that Screen Gems is not considering sending Resident Evil straight to streaming at the moment — which sound like great news for both theatre owners and cinefiles — you should keep in mind that the real-world pandemic might ultimately force the studio to push back the movie down the line.
As a reminder, Resident Evil is written and directed by 47 Meters Down: Uncaged helmer Johannes Roberts.
The Resident Evil flick stars Kaya Scodelario (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials) as Claire Redfield, Robbie Amell (The Tomorrow People, A Series of Unfortunate Events), as Chris Redfield, Hannah John-Kamen (2018's Tomb Raider, Ant-Man & the Wasp) as Jill Valentine, Avan Jogia (Zombieland: Double Tap, Shaft) as Leon S. Kennedy, Neal McDonough (Captain America: The First Avenger, Sonic the Hedgehog) as William Birkin, and Tom Hopper (Black Sails, The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard) as the upcoming movie reboot's main bad guy, Albert Wesker.
While Paul W. S. Anderson's take on the Capcom series still has its fans — despite being universally panned by critics — those who didn't enjoy his vision for Resident Evil should be happy to hear that the reboot will be more faithful to the source material, putting the spotlight on the horrifying downfall of Raccoon City.
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