Martin Moszkowicz of Germany’s Constantin Film has confirmed to Variety at the Cannes Film Festival that the Resident Evil movie franchise is being rebooted. Constantin currently holds the rights to the franchise and has worked on all of its installments.
“Details such as the reboot director, stars, and how the reboot would fit into the franchise narrative are being kept under wraps,” say Variety.
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, which grossed $312 million worldwide, was to end the franchise but it doesn’t look like it’s going anywhere anytime soon. Variety further writes:
The Resident Evil movie franchise has earned $1.2 billion worldwide to date, making it Europe’s most successful independent horror-genre movie franchise in history and the highest-grossing film series to be based on a video game.
It’s unclear if Paul W.S. Anderson will return to work on the franchise as he’s currently working on a movie adaptation of Capcom’s Monster Hunter.
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